Single Room Circuits

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  1. Mar 7, 2010 #1

    Doktor

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    In a 53 year old house, can I get by with essentially a single circuit (original wiring), in bedrooms, study, and living room? Have updated inside and outside
    panel boxes with new breakers and have run new wire to kitchen.

    The house that I am redoing has plaster walls, and am trying to avoid a
    complete re-wire if possible.

    Please advise.
     
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    kok328

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    Obviously, if you have access to run more circuits then do so.
    You may not necessarily need a "complete re-wire" to add more circuits.
    Hopefully, your on a 20amp breaker w/12AWG wire.
    You'll have to look at what you plan on plugging in and then take a look at the capacity of the existing circuit.
     
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    With energy saving being the current fad you might get along with the existing setup for quite a while. And, people move in 7 years, on average.

    If you get new appliances, try to get 'soft start' to reduce the start-up current surge.

    How much of your house's energy input is handled by natural gas/propane appliances?

    If eventually necessary, and if there is no penalty for doing
    an incremental rewire vs. a complete, one-time rewire
    then go incremental.
     
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