Plastic Sheathing Electrical Wire Video

A Review of Plastic Sheathing Electrical Wire and How to Quickly Strip it

By Mark J. Donovan

In this video, Mark Donovan of, discusses plastic sheathing electrical wire and how to quickly strip away the sheathing and insulated wires.

Plastic sheathing electrical wire is predominately used in home electrical wiring. It is used for carrying power from the main circuit panel to the various electrical outlets, switches and large appliances throughout the home.

Plastic electrical sheathing wire is also referred to as Romex wire and NM (Non-Metallic Sheathing electrical wire)

Warning: When working with electricity use extreme caution to avoid the risk of electrical shock. Make sure to first shut off power at the main circuit panel and then confirm all power to the electrical fixtures and boxes are off prior to beginning any work on them.

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