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Upgrading Home Electrical Wiring

By Dave Rongey - Summary:

Our house needs more circuits, what is the best way to upgrade the electrical wiring? Guide for Upgrading Home Electrical Wiring.

Rewiring Home Electrical Circuits

Electrical Question: Our house needs more circuits, what is the best way to upgrade the wiring?

This electrical wiring question came from: David, a Homeowner from Coatesville, Pennsylvania.

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

How to Upgrade Home Electrical Wiring

Application: Upgrading home electrical wiring.
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.

Guide for Upgrading Home Electrical Wiring

Planning for an electrical upgrade project is essential. Evaluate the existing home electrical wiring system compared to the current electrical code requirements. Identify faulty electrical wiring and problem areas that will require new circuit wiring.

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