AC Wiring complete

I bought some 3 conductor AWG 14 stranded wire that did not fit in the holes drilled for 2 conductor AWG 16 stranded.  I bought some 3 conductor AWG 14 solid and that fit with room to spare.

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The table has 4 electrical outlets connected by 3 runs.  I used the solid wire for the two outer runs and the stranded wire for the middle run.  It was easier to connect 1 solid and 1 stranded wire to the same post for the neutral connection.  The stranded wire is much easier to work with.  The middle run did not cross any joists.  It gets nailed to the side of a board.

I took a break after the first outlet was wired.  I actually had the second outlet with 1 wire left to go when I went to see Cowboys & Aliens at the drive in.

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Only 1 outlet gave me any trouble.  I cut the wire slightly shorter than I should have.  It was the first cut I made – the second outlet that I wired.

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I could not find anchors the right size for the stranded wire so I zip tied the wire to smaller anchors.  I wanted zip tie anchors.  I did not find any locally so I made my own 🙂

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There is a scary magic plug that has plugs on both sides.  Connect one end to a live outlet and the other end to any plug on the table.  After that all of the outlets on the table are live.

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I purchased two solderless plugs but I do not believe in solderless anything.  I soldered the wires in the cord to the plates using the screws on the terminals to hold the wires in place.

In the end everything went well.  The train table has power.

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