Spec PlanH: Electrical Wiring
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Spec Plan-H reviews your home electrical wiring needs. Make sure to have the home wired for future rooms and needs. Also review wiring requirement for home offices and entertainment.
Spec Plan H: Electrical Wiring
what you need to do —
Identify any special wiring needs by room:
— home sound system
— ceiling wiring for bedroom fans
— wiring the shed for electricity, etc.
- Start the electrical wiring when the house
has been "dried" windows,
doors, and roof installed.
- Ceiling and wall lighting may be installed during this phase, or at least designed so that electrical switches and sockets can be installed prior to dry walling — see lighting design
- consider multiple switches for a single light (upstairs and downstairs)
- install dual switches for light and fan
- order photoelectric cell for the outside and pathways
- install motion detection sensors around the garage and back
- request special wiring for computers, entertainment rooms, alarm systems, ceiling fans, and the like see our home wired discussion below
- add additional outlets along the kitchen counters and bathroom
Visit our Home Building Gallery for complete information on electrical wiring and equipment:
view center: electrical wiring view center: home lighting view center: home entertainment / wired home view center: home office setup view center: entry protection
Check electrical codes:
- check this online building code guide:
- check mechanical codes:
- from howstuffworks.com:
about electrical wiring
Step 1: develop the plan
- take a completed draft of the spec sheet to your architect or planner, who will can customize a building plan or revise an existing plan that meets your specs.
- use your spec sheet and floor plan to bid the construction project to contractors
Step 2: get required building permits
- It will either be up to you or the contractor to obtain each permit.
all about permits
lookup your local government for permit information
Step 3: find pre-screened contractors and other service providers