First off... happy new year to everyone, hope you stay have fun and stay safe. Now on to the basement stuff
After Christmas break I decided that I just wasn't ready or comfortable tackling the electrical on my own. I really wanted to say that I did it all myself, but I also didn't want to burn the house down in the middle of the night. So with that in mind I started calling for electrical quotes. I was pretty shocked at how much they were coming back with. Most of them averaged around $5-6000. Then I accidentally called a commercial electric company... and then hooked me up with a licensed electrician in their company that also does residential on the side... SCORE. He came out that day and talked with me about what I wanted to do... and I explained that I wasn't comfortable doing it by myself but I wanted to do as much as I could. He said he would pull the permit, then work WITH me on the electric and just charge me the $50 / hour wage he normally charges. I couldn't have asked for a better setup. After a couple trips to Home Depot, and about $650 in labor... the basement is fully roughed in. All the circuits are in the box and wired... even my new HVAC is wired in. For the most part he handled the home runs, and setting up all the switches... and I ran all the linked outlets and looped the lights together. After a day and half, I am beat and my hands hurt like hell. This guy was really great to work with. After we were finished today and I wrote him the check... he took me out and treated me to lunch, just a fun guy to be around and work with.
I also called around to get a quote for the plumbing to stub in the sink and fridge and found a guy who would do it for it $200 (that includes material). He is the same guy that did the original plumbing on the house... so that happens Saturday. Things are moving forward pretty quickly.
And one last thing, I also pasted the heating and cooling rough in, which isn't a big deal, since I did NONE of that myself.
And now for some pictures. I cleaned up really good, even swept the floor and cracks to make it look good. Can't wait until that is carpet!!!
Here is the now full circuit box
Lights in the game room
View of the screen wall (stage lights aren't turned on in the picture, but they work
Lights above the bar behind the riser (none of the lights have the real bulbs, just cheap temp bulbs to make sure everything is working)
View of the kitchen wall
Finally looking down the hall to the office
Office light and wiring
Future bathroom roughed in wiring (currently storage room but wired as a bathroom)
Let me know what you think!