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Electrical Question: I am working on a custom home building project where we will be installing the electric wiring.

Additional Comments: Very helpful.
Background: Michael, from Batron Rouge, LA.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your home wiring question Michael.

Electrical Circuit Wiring for a Home

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Application: Electrical Home Wiring.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best performed by a Licensed Electrician.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools, Power Tools,  and Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience of home electrical wiring, ability to understand wiring diagrams and blueprints and ability to work with tools.
Precaution: Never work with live electrical circuits or energized panels. Identify the circuit, turn it OFF and  Tag it with a Note before working with the wiring.
Notice: Installing electrical wiring should be done according to local and national electrical codes with a permit and be inspected.

Michael, to help you with this wiring project, these questions can be answered best using the information found on the detailed pages of this website using the information and links that I have provided below.

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Home wiring begins with a blueprint showing the electrical components in every area of the house and the code requirements for wiring these areas.

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