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Upgrading Home Wiring and Planning Electrical Circuits


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

How do I figure out what to put on what circuits? How to Plan Circuits when Rewiring a Home, Upgrading Home Electrical Wiring and Planning the Circuits.

Electrical Circuit Wiring

Electrical Question: How do I figure out what to put on what circuits?

I have been around the construction industry for over 10 years now I went to Tech school so I have good understanding home electrical. I hope this is not too much info.
Thanks, Nick

This electrical wiring question came from: Nick, a Handyman from Byron, Minnesota.

Additional Comments: I am new to the site but what I have seen so far is very educational and I will continue to use this site.

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

How to Plan Circuits when Rewiring a Home

Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best performed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor.
Electrical Tools Required: Electricians Pouch of Hand Tools for Rough-In Wiring, Electric Drill and Auger Bits,  Extension Cords, and Ladders.
Construction Safety: All personal safety measures must be taken when performing remodel projects where you may come into contact with hazardous materials and environmental contaminants  such as fiberglass insulation, vermiculite and asbestos, molds or mildew, as well as dust.
Estimated Time: Depends on the extent of the project, the type of wall coverings and structural construction and available access to the project area.
Precaution: Any existing wiring in the immediate area that may interfere with the installation should be identified and turned OFF and Tagged.
Notice: Installing additional electrical wiring or upgrading existing electrical circuits and wiring should always be done according to local and national electrical codes with a permit and be inspected.

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