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How Do I Plan Wiring For A Basement Bedroom?

By Dave Rongey - Summary:

When a bedroom is added to any part of a home dwelling it is required to be wired according to…

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.  Do I use 14-2 wire or do I need 14-3 for some reason?

Dave’s Reply:
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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