DIY Home Improvement, Remodeling & Repair Forum > DIY Home Improvement > Electrical and Wiring > Remodel circuit usage




Help Support House Repair Talk by donating using the link above.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-24-2006, 09:42 AM  
skopper
Therapeutic Remodeler
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 9
Default Remodel circuit usage

I'm in the midst of remodelling a section of my house. I'm trying to decide which circuits to use where (they're all recycled from the previous interior which included a kitchen, full bath, and laundry).

Here's what I've got now: 3 x 20A circuits unused plus 1 x 20A circuit that also powers lights in the main kitchen's eating area (maybe 800W used) plus 1 x 20A circuit that also powers outlets in the main kitchen's eating area. 1 x 240V x50A circuit unused. Also, if needed, there's 1 x 20A circuit that I have already commandeered for garage lighting (now using 1280W).

What's the best use of these circuits? The new rooms include the laundry room, mud room, powder room, and walk-in pantry - need lighting, outlets, and exhaust (in the laundry and powder) to all be suppied. Also I need to power 600W of outdoor patio lighting, 200W of attic lighting, and 600W of adjacent family room lighting which are all currently dead. I need to power the washing machine and gas dryer (they can share a 20A, right?). Is it smart to have all/most of the lights on one circuit and outlets on another as was previously done?

Advice? (I'm going to terminate the 50A circuit in the attic for future use.)

Scott Kopper


skopper is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2006, 03:22 PM  
JoeD
Senior Member
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Welland, Ontario
Posts: 1,484
Liked 260 Times on 221 Posts
Likes Given: 19

Default

You need one 20 amp for bathroom only.
You two 20amp for the kitchen small appliance(counter) circuits.


JoeD is online now  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2006, 06:43 PM  
petey_racer
Licensed Electrician
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 105
Default

Remember the receptacle circuits (small applaince) for ALL kitchen related rooms (pantry, nook, DR, EIK, etc.) cannot be shared with other rooms.

Laundry requires at least one 20a circuit not shared with any other room. This can be as simple as the washer/dryer circuit. Yes, they can share this circuit and receptacle.

For the lighting just break up the areas into circuits. Use the maximum wattage a fixture can hold to figure the load. For 20 amp circuits keep the load to under 2000 watts. I like to stay quite a bit lower for flexibility/expansion purposes.
__________________
Please post back and let us know how it turns out....
petey_racer is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2006, 09:45 PM  
skopper
Therapeutic Remodeler
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 9
Default

Petey - re: "Remember the receptacle circuits (small applaince) for ALL kitchen related rooms (pantry, nook, DR, EIK, etc.) cannot be shared with other rooms."

This mean they can't share with other rooms, but they can shared amongst themselves? i.e., the walk-in pantry share one of the nearby kitchen small appliance circuits? I'm going to put some outlets in there even though I don't think they would be required since the walls will be covered with shelves.
skopper is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2006, 04:59 AM  
petey_racer
Licensed Electrician
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 105
Default

Yes, that is exactly what it means.


__________________
Please post back and let us know how it turns out....
petey_racer is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter DIY Home Repair Forum Replies Last Post
Extension cord usage DDrake Electrical and Wiring 9 01-05-2018 03:56 PM
Troubleshooting for High KWH Usage ducki3x Electrical and Wiring 5 04-01-2013 04:48 PM
Air Chamber Usage? 1victorianfarmhouse Plumbing Forum 8 11-30-2011 11:10 PM
How to calculate KWH usage of A/C? onecrazyfoo4u HVAC 4 07-12-2009 07:19 PM
Electrical usage in Houston-WAY TOO HIGH bandit69 Electrical and Wiring 2 03-24-2006 02:33 PM



Newest Threads

Hi.