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.
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Garage and Recreation Room Wiring
- My Dad is attempting to turn his garage into a recreation room. Due to the neighborhood, the concrete floor in the garage has to be made into a raised floor.
- He would like to install 2 ceiling fans, a flat screen TV.
- He also wants to add a window and sliding glass doors on one side, as well as ductless AC unit.
- He needs to install receptacles, switches, wire of course.
- My concern is he is attempting to do all this on his own without a lot of help.
- He believes he can run all these electrical devices from one circuit.
- Do you have any suggestions on how he can install all the electrical wiring correctly.
- I would like him to avoid cutting into the wall and damaging electrical wiring.
This electrical wiring question came from: Adam, from Mech, Virginia.
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.
Planning a Garage Conversion Wiring Project
- Planning the Area
All projects should begin with the end in mind and always with a permit and the required inspections.
- Identify the Devices and Circuits
Make a list of all the electrical devices that will be installed or used in order to calculate the required number and size of the electrical circuits.
- Typical Electrical Circuits
The most common circuits will include 15 or 20 amp 120 volt circuits which will supply power to light switches and light fixtures, wall outlets, and other devices that will be used in the area.
- Electrical Code Compliance
Code requirements will need to be identified for the space and the intended use to ensure safety of the structure and the occupants. The actual codes will depend on what the area will be used for, and if it will be considered to be an occupied space.
- Avoiding Problems
If a person insists on performing such projects on their own without regard to code compliance and building permits will end up doing the project incorrectly which may cause a great deal of expense when the corrections are required or the faults are discovered.
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