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Old 03-24-2010, 02:06 AM   #1
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power panel missing, all receptacles & switches removed

Foreclosure - 3k sq ft house, owner got even with the bank. removed all switches & outlets luckily they did not cut the wires off short.
Any words of wisdom / tips in putting things back together?

I will grab a wire tracing device & try to untangle this mess.
I've wired a couple houses before & have good electrical skills. Will be pulling a permit for the all in one meter panel box. They even pulled the condenser fan from rooftop air unit. All and all I did get a smoken good deal from the bank.

thanks for your thoughts.
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Old 03-24-2010, 05:55 AM   #2
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For the obvious, all #12 wires are 20amp, #14 are 15A. 20A will be for kitchen, bathroom, maybe a workshop. Bigger wire is for A/C, ranges/ovens. To find a circuit, short hot/neut together at an outlet then look for the short where the panel goes.
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Old 03-24-2010, 10:12 AM   #3
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A wire toner will probably help you figure out some of the wiring. It will be harder unless the splices are already made.
Answers based on the National Electrical Code. Local amendments may apply. Check with your local building officials.
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