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House electrical wireing
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Clod    Posted 08-08-2004 at 16:38:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
I hate to run wires back to a breaker box. Most often they are through drilled two by fours, Here is a better way.Put the breaker box in a closet of some kind.So you can do this.Behind the breaker box can be a big square box that runs to the top of the house.Maybe six bt 12 inch inside.Six inch deep . twelve inch wide.Ports at each place the wires exit.meaning ,maybe the house is two story. if you add curcuits later you can easily send the wires to the breaker box.


you could    Posted 08-08-2004 at 18:53:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
But it would go against the national electric code...But i guess it would work if you werent going to get a inspection


Clod    Posted 08-08-2004 at 20:19:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
Do you sappose that the holes drilled in 2x4 s are ok?


Kyle    Posted 08-09-2004 at 07:27:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
Drilled holes in 2x4s are the way we do it here in south dakota....NEC says the only two places you may not mount a breaker box is the closet or a bathroom in a closet any thing that arcs from the panel can start thing like cloths and what not on fire so inspectors frown upon it....With the future circuts you might want to just run the wire right now and bury it in the wall or dead end it in a box.....

Kyle


Willy-N    Posted 08-08-2004 at 20:57:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
Long as they are centerd no more than 3 cables in them. If not centerd you need nail plates to protect the wires. When I was wiring custom homes I would run a conduit up into the attic and into the craw space with a box on the ends. That way you could get future circiuts out of the panel easier later. Also a good idea to put a couple of futures wires out of the panel for those just in case changes or problems later. Mark H.


Clod    Posted 08-09-2004 at 04:11:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
Electricity does not recognize the NEC.


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