Basement Electric Plan – Design Software makes it easy!
Before you strap on the electric tool pouch and fire-up your wire strippers and cordless drill you need a plan of attack for wiring your basement project. You need a basement electric plan to follow. Now before you start to panic about designing your own basement electric plan, I have to tell you it’s so damn ...Read More
Recessed Lights for basement ceilings – Buying Secrets!
OK…If your wondering what lighting should be installed in your new finished basement spaces look no more! The # 1 BEST option for lighting the majority of your finished basement is the 6″ recessed light fixture. I have installed…let me see…over 500 basements worth of these these lights, and each basement had approximately 25 6″ recessed ...Read More
Electric wire to purchase for basement projects
Electric Wire You Will Need to Finish your basement electric project: There are really only three types of wire that you will need purchase to finish your entire basement wiring project. These are in no particular order and they are: 12/2, 14/2 and 14/3 wire. I have wired 95% of all of my basements since 1992 using just ...Read More
How to Wire Your Basement
It’s time to wire your basement! Yippy! OK…this is one of my favorite phases of the basement project! The electric stage of the basement used to be a BIG mystery to me, until a friend of mine showed me how SIMPLE it really is to wire a basement. Yep…I said simple. It’s cake man. it’s as ...Read More
Should you install a sub-panel in your basement? How do you install one? What will it cost?
Do you need to install a sub panel in your basement to handle the new circuits you will be adding to the house? Well that’s a loaded question…and it all depends! Depends on what Mr. Ed you ask? Well…whether or not your existing panel box (load center) has the capacity to handle the additional electric the ...Read More