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Anyone else remove sheathing on romex like The electrician in "this old house video" ? http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/video/0,,1618107,00.html
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I will do it like that in a pinch if I don't have a knife with me. Lots of sparkys use their side cutters for everything. Personally, it's my least used tool. I use it for a hammer, for twisting the occasional splice and untwisting/straightening wire ends.

And, if he use a plastic box, he wouldn't need to tape the recep.


I will try the fishtape drillbit thing though.
 

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I will do it like that in a pinch if I don't have a knife with me. Lots of sparkys use their side cutters for everything. Personally, it's my least used tool. I use it for a hammer, for twisting the occasional splice and untwisting/straightening wire ends. And, if he use a plastic box, he wouldn't need to tape the recep. I will try the fishtape drillbit thing though.
When using screws instead of mad bars on a steel box I don't tape devices. Once I get backing n the swing of it I don't on mad bars either, but when I am rusty I do.
 

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I will do it like that in a pinch if I don't have a knife with me. Lots of sparkys use their side cutters for everything. Personally, it's my least used tool. I use it for a hammer, for twisting the occasional splice and untwisting/straightening wire ends.

And, if he use a plastic box, he wouldn't need to tape the recep.

I will try the fishtape drillbit thing though.
I use insulation hangers for my reference bits.

Works better than the fish tape and you can generally pull the shoe mold away a bit from the baseboard and sneak it between them.
 

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I use insulation hangers for my reference bits.

Works better than the fish tape and you can generally pull the shoe mold away a bit from the baseboard and sneak it between them.
I use a 1/8" drill bit and a piece of #14 bare, bent with an L in it. Reflects nicely when shining a flashlight on it.
 
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