Am I Qualified to Install my Electrical Wiring Project?
How Much Electrical Wiring can a Homeowner Install when they are a Do It Yourself Person who wants to Save Money© By: Dave Rongey
How Much Electrical Wiring can a Homeowner Install
[ad#block]Electrical Questions I have a kitchen with several high hats in the ceiling.
- I would like to hang some lights over the counter/bar area.
- Is this something that a do-it-yourself er can do and if so, what are the basics?
Background: Jessie, a Homeowner from Delray Beach, Florida
Thanks for your electrical question Jessie.
Do It Yourself Homeowners and Home Electrical Projects
How Much Electrical Wiring can a Homeowner Install when they are a Do It Yourself Person who wants to Save Money
- Each home electrical project requires various levels of comprehensive skills which you may or may not be individually qualified to perform, or may or may not be permitted to do depending on the area where you live.
- Doing the necessary research to understand what is involved is a good starting point, then contacting your local building department and filing for a permit is the next step.
- Ask questions to the building official about what is allowed and expected to complete the project. This alone will help to understand what is involved.
- Carefully inspect all the steps that are involved to accomplish your electrical project. Understand the necessary tools that are needed to install the various materials.
- By now you will have enough information to help you make a decision. The decision and the responsibilities that go along with it are totally yours.
I hope this discussion will assist you to making the right decision about your electrical project. If you decide not to perform this electrical project then simply follow the links that appear on this page which will help you locate a qualified Electrical Contractor in your area.
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