Electrical Wiring for a Garage and Recreation Room


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

How to Wire a Recreation Room or a Bonus Room: Planning a Garage Conversion Project, Identify the Devices and Circuits, Typical Electrical Circuits.


Garage and Recreation Room Wiring

Electrical Question: My Dad is attempting to turn his garage into a rec room. Due to the neighborhood, the concrete floor in the garage has to be made into a raised floor.

This electrical wiring question came from: Adam, from Mech, Virginia.

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

Electrical Wiring for a Recreation Room

Application: Garage Wiring for a Recreation Room.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best installed by a licensed electrician.
Tools Required: Electricians Pouch of Hand Tools for Rough-In Wiring, Electric Drill and Auger Bits and Extension Cord.
Estimated Time: Depends on the extent of the project, the type of construction and available access to the project area.
Precaution: Any existing wiring in the immediate area that may interfere with the installation of new electrical wiring should be identified and turned OFF and Tagged.
Important: Installing additional electrical wiring should be done according to local electrical codes, with a permit and all work should be be inspected.

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Be Careful and Be Safe - Never Work on Energized Circuits!
Consult your Local Building Department about Permits and Inspections for all projects.

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