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Old 08-30-2013, 12:17 PM   #1
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I'm going to be lighting up the shipping container but I don't know how to set up basic lighting so that it can connect to what? the breaker box? Also, how would I set up my plug in's

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your question is ambiguous. Is the container being re-purposed as a living area?

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yes it is, so I'm starting out with a bare shipping container
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Draw a picture of the container , and what you would like ,
and where,
Then we can advise more ?
What are you wanting to connect to ?
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I attached the floor plan of the container I just don't know how to get the basic electrical started. There needs to be lighting and outlets in the kitchen bathroom bedroom hallway and living area. Plus I need a way to connect it all to the grid. I may convert to having solar and wind instead. I just need a basic understanding of how the system is set up
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With all due respect, I would suggest you obtain and read a book on basic electrical wiring, and become familiar with the electrical codes extent in your neck of the woods.

This is especially important as your entire structure is made of steel...a mistake could electrify your walls, floor and ceiling.

No criticism intended; but your questions indicate a lack of even basic electrical knowledge.

Read a good book or two, and then definitely come back with your questions.

You are intending to get a permit, correct?
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It sounds like you don't have much understanding of the fundamentals of electrical work. I suggest you purchase a book on basic wiring, they are available in any big box store. I have one by Black and Decker, low cost paperback, provides very good introduction to wiring, circuits, panels etc. Pretty hard to get useful basic information over the internet, too much terminology, background, etc. missing.
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Are the for Dummies books any good?
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Haven't seen any of their line for electrical work ... but not a bad place to start.

It is good that you are willing to learn!
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With all due respect, HIRE SOMEONE to do this job. You have absolutely no idea what you are doing and you want to jump into this complicated project??

If it were a 500 sq/ft stick built cabin I might be inclined to think you could learn enough to get by, but this thing? You don't even know what you are asking.

Sorry bud. It's the truth.
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You're looking at surface pipe and wire for EVERYTHING.
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You're looking at surface pipe and wire for EVERYTHING.

For sure !

It's imperitive that you familurise yourself with the electrical codes for your area!

As they vary from place to place.

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