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Old 01-27-2011, 01:22 PM   #181
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Hey buddy good to see some one in the project show case is still posting hope the wiring goes better for you

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Old 02-01-2011, 09:54 PM   #182
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I will probably need to cut out one of my brand new bathroom ceiling framing since I didn't think about final design. To provide additional light I need to put one of the recessed can lights directly above the pedestal sink. Right now that is the exact location of the stud. I'll have to cut it out and move it about 4-5" to the left.
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Bathroom rough work is coming along. Just so I am thinking correctly I will have four items only on this dedicated 15 amp circuit

Sconces 2 x 0.833 amps = 1.66 amps
Recessed lights 6 x 0.0667 = 0.4 amps (LED)
Heat light 1 x 2.1 amps
Bath fan 1 x 0.3 amps

Total: 4.46 amps

Receptacles are on a different dedicated 20 amp GFCI bath circuit.
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Bathroom rough work is coming along. Just so I am thinking correctly I will have four items only on this dedicated 15 amp circuit

Sconces 2 x 0.833 amps = 1.66 amps
Recessed lights 6 x 0.0667 = 0.4 amps (LED)
Heat light 1 x 2.1 amps
Bath fan 1 x 0.3 amps

Total: 4.46 amps

Receptacles are on a different dedicated 20 amp GFCI bath circuit.
As long you keep the lights on seperted from the receptale circuit that is not a issue { just watch out about the AFCI requirement if your state required }

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As long you keep the lights on seperted from the receptale circuit that is not a issue { just watch out about the AFCI requirement if your state required }

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Yeah I went AFCI, plan on doing that each time I re-wire. That AFCI is huge! Any idea where to get a new sticker for inside of panel door?
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I switched back to the SLR, cell phone pictures just weren't working...

Hall bath rough-in

You can see ceiling drop and shower frame out/in? Six recessed lights, fan and heat bulb.
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Close up of shower valve, three way transfer valve and main showerhead.
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Ceiling lighting and fan. Used previous duct, so added on an extension. Fan output 110 cfm.
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Close up of shower ceiling rain showerhead and shower lighting. These lights haven't been tightly secured yet will get on centerline.
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Lastly vanity area. This turned out to be a problem. The boxes I need for the sconces I couldn't get affixed to the studs since there was no room to nail. I will have to drywall and cut hole and use old work boxes. I have ran the electrical long enough to reach in and make the proper connections. Will need to figure out what height those sconces will need to be.

Recessed mirrored cabinet framed out as well. Plan is pedestal sink so installed backer board. Due to location of IP joists had to use existing water supplies just made as best of a connection as I could above the floor.
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Yeah I went AFCI, plan on doing that each time I re-wire. That AFCI is huge! Any idea where to get a new sticker for inside of panel door?
The most simple way is print the new one on your printer it much easier and you can able adjust the font and spacing size much better than the OEM sticker { more than half of the time it not worth a }

That what I do that all the time.

I have printed in both Engish and French but other langunages as well if the owner request it.

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Generator Solution:

Plan A:
  1. Change panel closest to meter to 40 circuit load shedding panel
  2. Move HVAC and a few other circuits from second panel this panel
  3. Set up ATS based on shedded load
Plan B:
  1. Install 400 amp DPDT manual transfer switch
  2. Add freeze protection to tankless
  3. Pray we don't lose power for multiple days the first days of our typical Valentine's Day vacation.
Install 17 (18Kw) genny.
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The final solution is we will be installing a Generac Guardian RTS16EZA1 sub panel next to the circuit panel nearest to the meter. We will also need to upgrade to a 40 circuit panel unless the current circuits can be streamlined. Will create an Excel spreadsheet

Have 5 double pole breakers. Leaves 20 circuits. One currently open Need 3 free. Will try to combine some of the single pole breakers by doing the following:
  1. Isolate refrigerator to single circuit?
  2. Put downstairs receptacles all on one breaker
  3. Put upstairs receptacles on one breaker
  4. Try to figure out if any lighting loads are sharing breakers with receptacles, if so split, lighting to one, receptacles to another.
  5. Calculate lighting load and combine to be acceptable.
  6. Double tapped breakers use junction box instead outside of circuit panel??? Just looks a mess in there to me and will make addition of AFCI a nightmare.
  7. Aim for circuit "logic"
    • Bedrooms (now in two sections)
    • Kitchen (now is in three sections)
    • Exterior
    • Basement
Then running entire new lines and receptacle for garage Rinnai, and up to the switch in closet for the future hydronic air-handler.

The harder project will be finding and changing removing the home run for the 20A circuit that covers the back hallway.
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Nice pictures. But software was used to make your plans?
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The final solution is we will be installing a Generac Guardian RTS16EZA1 sub panel next to the circuit panel nearest to the meter. We will also need to upgrade to a 40 circuit panel unless the current circuits can be streamlined. Will create an Excel spreadsheet

Have 5 double pole breakers. Leaves 20 circuits. One currently open Need 3 free. Will try to combine some of the single pole breakers by doing the following:
  1. Isolate refrigerator to single circuit?
  2. Put downstairs receptacles all on one breaker
  3. Put upstairs receptacles on one breaker
  4. Try to figure out if any lighting loads are sharing breakers with receptacles, if so split, lighting to one, receptacles to another.
  5. Calculate lighting load and combine to be acceptable.
  6. Double tapped breakers use junction box instead outside of circuit panel??? Just looks a mess in there to me and will make addition of AFCI a nightmare.
  7. Aim for circuit "logic"
    • Bedrooms (now in two sections)
    • Kitchen (now is in three sections)
    • Exterior
    • Basement
Then running entire new lines and receptacle for garage Rinnai, and up to the switch in closet for the future hydronic air-handler.

The harder project will be finding and changing removing the home run for the 20A circuit that covers the back hallway.
I think that is a 16 space panel however I know you will need Fridge on it own circuit otherwise tie to one of the small appaince circuit { get one is not heavy used something like dinning room circuit that is part of SABC }

For the bedroom I will just leave it alone much as you can { I do not know if you ran the light seperatated from the receptale circuits so confirm this one s.v.p. }

Kitchen you will have to choose one which one most likey you will need the most.

A exteior { outside light } it should be on one of the genral lighting circuit and basement should one on other lighting circuit.

for HVAC unit I know 14 KW genny will handle one HVAC unit but not both IIRC unless both are in heat mode { gas or other type as long it is not electrique heat }

I will make more reply little later when my mind get refreshen up a bit.

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