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By Dave Rongey - Summary:

How do I determine how many circuits to use in a basement project….


Circuit Planning for Basement Electrical Wiring

Question: How do I determine how many circuits to use in a basement finish. Excluding the bathroom,  kitchen and bar area?

This electrical question came from: Dan, a Handyman from Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Dan.

Basement Electrical Wiring

Dan, all of the intended uses for the basement area should be thought out as well as any future plans. A list of all the connected loads is essential. Once this information is identified the the circuit schedule and design may be established. This is what is referred to as start with the end in mind because once the walls are closed up,  it will cost a lot more to add any additional wring or circuits later on.

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