Garage Remodel #6: passed rough in & final in one shot!

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Blog entry by Holbs posted 05-18-2013 03:26 AM 673 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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thanks to LJ (lots of advice on elecrical wiring do’s and dont’s) community…and research just about everything about what to do for electrical add ons, the city inspector came out and was amazed at how “correctly done” and “in code” my rough-in was for someone not being an electrician by trade. he said most small hobby type garage remodels for electrical are disasters (double lugs, bonding grounding bar, wrong wire size, no GFCI in first plug in the series, etc). he was highly pleased with the separation of the wires thru the sub-panel knockouts and how organized the wires were. he liked it so much, the even signed off on the final even though this was just to be the rough-in inspection. gratned, the easy part comes next (hooking up the outlets, putting bulbs in the lights, and hooking up the 10/4 to main panel 60amp fuse).

-- --- If attacked by a mob of clowns, go for the Juggler

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#1 posted 05-18-2013 05:05 AM

good deal, electrical code is basically common sense for anyone with any knowledge of how electric power works. glad you passed and keep it safe!

-- Justin - the tugboat woodworker - "....put that handsaw to work and make it earn its keep. - summerfi"

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#2 posted 05-18-2013 05:07 AM

3 months ago.. i had no idea of the science / technicalities of doing a garage remodel for electricity. but it pays to watching tons of youtube videos and LJ work shop suggestions

-- --- If attacked by a mob of clowns, go for the Juggler

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#3 posted 05-18-2013 03:05 PM

congrats on the passing you’ve got to hurry up and get done so you can make some sawdust.
its amazing how much knowledge gets shared here.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#4 posted 05-20-2013 04:33 AM

2 zone lighting (with a single bulb still hooked to main panel for emergency light), 8×110v outlets (including timer faceplate for future air cleaner), 3×220v outlets.
and next… cleanup.
i was a little hesitant to install the 6/3 wire on the 60amp fuse in the main breaker panel… but i survived.

-- --- If attacked by a mob of clowns, go for the Juggler

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