Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Electrical


Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-23-2011, 08:04 AM   #1
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Pass Christian, MS
Posts: 66
Share |

Mission Accomplished

Just wanted to say thanks for all the help I have recieved on this site. You could hear me whooping all over the marsh when I made the final connections and everything worked. My man cave is alive.

Joe Willie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2011, 04:54 PM   #2
A "Handy Husband"
rjniles's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: South Carolina Low Country
Posts: 3,980

Mission Accomplished

Joe Willie,

You went through a lot of iterations on your wiring plan. What did you finally do? A sup-panel in your outbuilding or a 20 amp MWBC?

Coastal South Carolina

Last edited by rjniles; 05-23-2011 at 06:16 PM.
rjniles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2011, 05:47 PM   #3
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: PA
Posts: 170

Mission Accomplished

When I rewired my lights (as part of my basement finishing project), I went over and flipped the switch to find no lights would come on. I was stumped. After a minute of smoke rolling out my ears, I realized I was flipping the wrong switch. PHEW! What a relief that was. And when I hooked up the breakers to the rest of the electrical, It did feel awesome that everything worked.
nateshirk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2011, 10:41 PM   #4
Scared Electrician
Saturday Cowboy's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Colorado
Posts: 715

Mission Accomplished

Ragged Trousered Philanthropist

Please follow the code - its there for your safety no matter how inconvenient.
Saturday Cowboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2011, 09:51 AM   #5
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Pass Christian, MS
Posts: 66

Mission Accomplished

Thanks again

Double pole 20A @ house
10-3 UF buried 24" for 140' + warning ribbon
SquareD 70 A 2 slot box grounded via 8 AWG to two ground rods 7' apart
2 20 A single breakers wired to 2 main junction boxes
12-2 to:

Circuit #1
1 double 120w outdoor flood w/ indoor single pole 20A switch
1 20A GFCI outdoor in-use receptacle
1 20A indoor receptacle

4 indoor 20A receptacles
2 twin 38w Fl lights with 20a single pole switch

I planned for and will utilize no more than 12A per circuit at any time

All 12-2 clamped within 8" of box, switch, or receptacle.
All nuts and switches/receptacles taped
Nail plates on studs

It looks so nice I hate to cover it up.

Last edited by Joe Willie; 05-24-2011 at 10:55 AM.
Joe Willie is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
No access to Main shut off until spring and kitchen faucet is broken calgal Plumbing 28 03-13-2011 11:53 AM
HELP!! Mice - Ethan Hunt - Mission Impossible steveel Pest Control 4 10-15-2010 08:14 PM
Successful Mission Removing Popcorn dcd22 Painting 12 04-17-2008 04:57 AM

Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.