||12-14-2011 04:45 PM
need thoughts on planning rewire
My house was built in 1932 and was updated to 100 amp service in 1999 by the prior owners. When the electrical system was updated they pulled a permit and passed inspection. After a month i started having electrical issues and black marks running up the walls. started pulling out the work boxes and found they ran 14/2 g to the first plate of every run and a short piece up above the boxes and junctioned to Knob and tube inside the wall. So being an idiot i lodged a complaint against my home inspector who didnt put this in the report. Later I found out the inspector was a friend of the twp. inspector who now gives me a headache every time i do any thing. So 8 years later im finally decided to start the major task of pulling all new lines and circuits and am looking to find information on What will fail inspection In Nj before i start to save my self the hastle. I am planning on blowing cellulose in next summer so i want to make sure i have any future needs taken care of while i rewire.First I was wondering if their where any codes of using 12/2g and running all circuits at 20 amps instead of trying to figure. Second, I am looking to install remote controlled dimmer switches can only find them in 15 amp, so can i use them on a 15 amp circuit.Third I decided i want to do LED pods in all the rooms to save on electricity. Now my question is since they run aprox. 13 watts a piece Can i put More on a circuit or does code prohibit more than a certain amount. Finally My house was originally wired sith 1 ceiling light and 1 electrical outlet in each room except the living room, which had 2, so i will be wiring to install approx 40 led pods and aprox 60 outlets in the hole house. With central Air, Gas Funace existing, im looking to ad a recepticle for an electric dryer Just in case, Washer,garbage disposal and Dish washer, will 100 amp service still be sufficient? Im planning on changing out my breaker box any way due to the fact the original wiring is pretty much all on 3 circuits and by code i need more than the 8 in the panel existing, Do i Have to upgrade to 200 amp to cover the new additions? Im Not going to be installing all the pods right away, i plan on blank plating them for future use just in case. Im affraid The inspector will fight me every step of the way already so I figured Id through the question out their. Unfortunately, I cant afford an electrician to pull the wires, I asked them if i run them back to the new panel and tie them in to a dead panel will they take it from their they said just as long as it passes inspection first cause they have had problems with the same inspector ever since they backed me when i lodged a complaint on my home inspector. sorry this is so long just wanted to be as detailed as possible and thank you in advance for any input.