Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Milford, Delaware
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It looks like I might get my way and end up doing a lot of the work myself. I am working on an electrical layout. The issue I have is how to calculate estimate how many amps a given circuit is pulling. I know that each 100W bulb pulls less than 1 amp, but how do you decide how many outlets you can daisy chain together when you are not sure how many amps are going to be going into those outlets at any give time.
My basement will have the following rooms:
3) Kitchen (with microwave, mini diswasher, a 2/3 sized fridge, and a pump to push the water into my plumbing rough in)
4) Family room
I only have a few circuits left in my breaker box. I might need a sub panel I guess. I figure that I will have the following needs:
1) Bathroom - 1 fan/light fixture, one light over the bathtub, and a light fixture over the mirrow, and regular outlets
2) Bedroom - 4 recessed 6" cans and regular outlets (one of which will have a 40" LCD hooked up to it)
3) Kitchen - 4 recessed 6" cans, plus wiring for the microwave, mini diswasher, mini fridge, water pump and outlets
4) Family room - 6 recessed cans and outlets
5) Theater - 4 recessed 6" cans, 11 recessed 3" cans, Receiver, DVD, computer, projector, 2 subs and outlets.
Where can I go learn the best way to wire all these up? I understand the concept of wiring and have some experience, but I want to make sure I do it right.