A short piece of wire spliced to circuit wires and capped with a wire nut. Used for making connections to a terminal screw on a device such as a receptacle or to a grounding terminal inside an electrical box.
Unintended flow of electricity from a circuit to a non-circuit conductor. A short can occur when a hot circuit wire touches anything other than its intended contact. A short will cause a circuit breaker, fuse or gfci to instantly shutoff electrical flow to prevent injury or fire.
Apply caulk to the back of the strip and stick it to each stud. Press it down until it’s flush with the wall surface. You can leave the wallboard off, but it’s best to put it back in place. Caulk along the seam to seal out air drafts and then reinstall the baseboard.
In the center of each plate notch, cut a second, 3/4 inch notch for the cable. Make the depth about 1/2 inch to accept the cable thickness, but keep the entire notch depth to a maximum of 7/8 inch for load-bearing 2x4 studs and 1-7/16 inches for non load-bearing studs.