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Artamist 01-24-2013 01:41 PM

Help with rewireing basement
 
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I have attached a file it is of my basement electrical / light outlets.
I was wondering how many wires i would need to run from the fuse box, and , also how many electric sockets i can connect to 12 gauge wire going into the fuse box.
Thank you for any help
Paul

electures 01-24-2013 01:51 PM

Posting your location will help. There is no limit to the number of receptacles on a general lighting circuit. You need one 15A circuit for every 600 sq ft of living space or, one 20A gen lighting circuit for every 800 sq ft.

Artamist 01-24-2013 02:05 PM

Sorry about that
 
Live in Illinois

joed 01-24-2013 02:46 PM

Then you might need to run it all in conduit. What part of Illinois?
It also depends on what you intend to plug into the receptacles. Any place you might use a heater should have less devices on the circuit. The TV location would be a good idea to be on separate circuit although not required.

Artamist 01-24-2013 02:51 PM

Litchfield
 
Litchfield illinois..
Thank you for the information... also should i run the refridge on one line,or can i connect a few lights and electric sockets to the same line?

Artamist 01-24-2013 03:04 PM

New picture
 
Do you think these wires look ok?

rrolleston 01-24-2013 03:13 PM

You may also need afci breakers and smoke detectors.

Artamist 01-24-2013 03:47 PM

I updated the picture at the top of the page
 
I thought i could maybe rewire my basement like the picture shows?

electures 01-24-2013 08:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Artamist (Post 1101126)
I thought i could maybe rewire my basement like the picture shows?

Eliminate the unnecessary JB's.

Artamist 01-24-2013 08:58 PM

Jb
 
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Originally Posted by electures (Post 1101304)
Eliminate the unnecessary JB's.

Im sorry but what are JB's ?

joed 01-24-2013 09:23 PM

Junction Boxes.

Artamist 01-25-2013 06:30 AM

Jnction boxes
 
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Originally Posted by joed (Post 1101370)
Junction Boxes.


Ok, Junction boxes,, how many wires can you have going into one junction box?
Thanks

joed 01-25-2013 07:25 AM

Depends on the size of the wire and the size of the junction box. There is a calculation call 'box fill' that needs to be done.

md2lgyk 01-25-2013 07:33 AM

Not to be rude, but your posts suggest to me that you have little or no knowledge of electricity or wiring. If that is the case, please don't even attempt this project until you do some studying. There is an excellent little book called "Wiring Simplified" that will greatly help you. It's sold in most big box stores, and is in the Electrical section, not where the other books are. Costs something like $12.

Artamist 01-25-2013 08:06 AM

little knowledge
 
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Originally Posted by md2lgyk (Post 1101579)
Not to be rude, but your posts suggest to me that you have little or no knowledge of electricity or wiring. If that is the case, please don't even attempt this project until you do some studying. There is an excellent little book called "Wiring Simplified" that will greatly help you. It's sold in most big box stores, and is in the Electrical section, not where the other books are. Costs something like $12.

Yes very little knowledge of electricity and wiring, i will get the book thank you


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