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Electrical Wiring for Basement Lights

By Dave Rongey - Summary:

How to Install Basement Electrical Wiring: Basement Lighting Plan, Wiring Basement Lights, Changing the Basement Lighting Layout, Basement Wiring for Recessed Lighting.

Wiring Basement Recessed Light Fixtures

Electrical Question: I am wiring my basement and I need you to review the project and let me know if I am doing it right.

This electrical wiring question came from: Ray, a Handyman from Wichita, Kansas.
Additional Comments: I LOVE THIS SITE! It’s helped me with so many electrical questions!

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Ray.

How to Install Basement Electrical Wiring


Application: Electrical Wiring for a Basement.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best installed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor or Certified Electrician.
Tools Required: Electricians Pouch of Hand Tools for Rough-In Wiring, Electric Drill and Auger Bits, Extension Cords, and a Ladder as needed.
Estimated Time: Depends on the extent of the basement wiring project and available access to the project area.
Precaution: Any existing wiring in the immediate area that may interfere with the new wiring should be identified, turned OFF and Tagged.
Notice: Installing additional electrical wiring in the basement should always be done according to local and national electrical codes with a permit and be inspected.

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