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Electrical Question from Malik about Wiring a Bedroom in a Basement
Background: Malik, a Handyman from St Louis, MO
Question: I framed my basement and I want to add several outlets to the bedroom and two recessed lights. I have plenty of room in my panel. There will be one light switch that controls the lighting.Â Do I use 14-2 wire or do I need 14-3 for some reason?
Thanks for your electrical question Malik. When a bedroom is added to any part of a home dwelling it is required to be wired according to code, with a permit and inspected. If it is not you arr taking risks. More detailed information can be found here in this website. Just click the Bedroom Electrical Requirements link below.
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