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Rick N. 02-13-2004 06:39 AM

Wiring from panel
 
I am finishing my basement and will be adding 8 circuits. The circuits are planned, and the boxes have been hung.

My question is this:

In order to minimize the time the power is off, and in my opinion, to make it easier on myself, I would like to wire the circuits to the panel first and make runs to junction boxes where I will cap the wires until I am ready to continue.

This makes sense to me in that:
* I can run a full length of conduit (yep, it's code) to the panel and pull the wires while turning off the main once.

*I can test the circuits immediately before adding fixtures.

*Once I have wired a complete circuit, I can test it by simply flipping on the corresponding breaker.


While this seems like the way I would like to proceed, are there any problems with my logic, or any pitfalls that I am overlooking?

Thank You

Unregistered 02-17-2004 08:55 PM

While this seems like the way I would like to proceed, are there any problems with my logic, or any pitfalls that I am overlooking?



Sounds good except you'll be working in the dark.

brgmgb 07-10-2013 09:55 AM

When I added two circuits in my basement, I followed a similar plan, but just ran conduit to the first receptacle.

I had lights from the existing circuit.

TarheelTerp 07-10-2013 10:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rick N. (Post 297)
In order to minimize the time the power is off... I would like to wire the circuits to the panel first and make runs to junction boxes where I will cap the wires until I am ready to continue.

Nope. Do everything else first.

set boxes, pull wire to first box, extend circuit, rough in the several device boxes and fixtures, and so forth...

THEN (and all at once) "land" your circuits in the panel. Test them.
Then turn them all off until after the devices and fixtures are installed.

J. V. 07-10-2013 11:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TarheelTerp (Post 1214158)
Nope. Do everything else first.

set boxes, pull wire to first box, extend circuit, rough in the several device boxes and fixtures, and so forth...

THEN (and all at once) "land" your circuits in the panel. Test them.
Then turn them all off until after the devices and fixtures are installed.

This is correct. Do everything else first.
Your very last job with be to "make up" the panel. That means make the connection s to the panel breakers and terminal strips.

jbfan 07-10-2013 11:21 AM

I hope the job is finished since it was started in 2004

k_buz 07-10-2013 04:25 PM

I was going to make a comment about AFCI's but I guess that really doesn't need to be said....:whistling2:


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