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More Electrical Work – Memorial Day 2009

by on Jun.04, 2009, under Electrical

We came up for a week over Memorial Day to do more electrical work.

Starting with the bathroom fan, we immediately found that this was going to be a challenge.  We had bought a duct kit to send the exhaust outside, but found that the kit was missing the metal duct connector to the outside!  Anyway, we installed what we could at the time, and picked up a piece of 4″ duct when we went into town later in the week to get ice for our cooler.

Here is the fan installed in the ceiling…

Bathroom Fan mounted in ceiling

Bathroom Fan mounted in ceiling

Later in the week, we got the missing piece that allowed us to install the duct works…

Bathroom Fan with Duct to north wall installed

Bathroom Fan with Duct to north wall installed

 Next, we concentrated on getting the Kitchen rewired.  NEC code requires at least 2 circuits in the kitchen, and any outlets that might get wet need to be protected by a GCFI circuit.  Also, code requires seperate circuits for the refrigerator, microwave, and any built in appliences.  We accomodated all of those needs.  We didn’t get any fresh pictures of the kitchen wiring, but they look the same as in the previous post.

Next, we moved on to finish wiring the Living Room area.  We started by installing the remaining wall outlets, extending the north circuit to the loft on the west end.  We also left a drop for an outside outlet, to be installed later.  When that was finished, we moved on the wire the 3-way circuits for the 3 sets of ceiling lights and the ceiling fan.

Here are the outlets under the small loft area. The 3-way wiring was all done in the left-most receptical, then we simply paralleled two more lights to the first…

Ceiling lights below small loft

Ceiling lights below small loft

And here is a close-up picture of the 3-way wiring inside the first receptical…

3-way wiring

3-way wiring

 And here is how the two strings of lights ended up installed on the beams.  The wire is run on top of the beams, and we’ll probably put some kind of cover over them so you won’t be able to see the wires when finished.  The center receptical has 3-way circuit for the fan, plus an extension for a light on a seperate switch.

Ceiling Lights and Fan recepticles

Ceiling Lights and Fan recepticles

And here is one of the 3-way switchboxes.  The under-loft lights are on the far right, then the west-most beam lights, followed by the East-most beam lights, followed by the fan.  We ended up about 20 feet short on 14-3 wire, because we wasted too much in the early wiring.  So we had to make another trip into town (all the way to Prescott, because Seligman had none, Chino Valley only had 250-foot rolls.  The last two switches were wired after this photo was taken.

lights4

In between all this wiring, we also connected the circuits in the breaker box.  There are 15-amp breakers for lights, bathroom, and Living Room outlets.  20-amp breakers are for the kitchen.  The big double 60-amp breaker is being used as the service disconnect.  It feeds both sides of the breaker box with the same phase.

Breaker Box wiring

Breaker Box wiring

 And here is the breaker box with the covers on…

Breaker Box Closed

Breaker Box Closed

 And finally, here is the labels that show which breaker is for which circuit.

Breaker Numbers to Circuits

Breaker Numbers to Circuits

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