Master Carpenter: How to Wire a Bathroom
In this video series you'll learn how run the rough electrical wiring for a bathroom
Introduction: If you want to invest some sweat equity in the home or addition you’re building, you might consider taking on the job of rough wiring. If the walls are open, it’s a straightforward job, and most building departments allow homeowners and builders to do their own wiring. It’s still a good idea to hire an electrician to install the main service panel, but you’ll save money by doing the rest of the work yourself. Luckily, we have Cliff Popejoy to show us the ropes. He’s been a licensed electrical contractor for over eleven years and got his start as a Habitat for Humanity volunteer, pulling wire with a crew of veteran electricians, and subsequently worked with other professionals to learn the rest of the job. In this video series, Cliff explains the details of a code-compliant plan – what fixtures make sense, and where to locate them. He’ll also explain the necessary procedures for attaching outlet, switch and fixture boxes, tricks for running and stapling cable and last, how to prepare the boxes.
In this video series you’ll learn how run the rough electrical wiring for a bathroom
|Episode 2: Make a Code-Compliant Plan
The first step in rough wiring is to make a plan that establishes the location of switches, outlets and fixtures.
|Episode 3: Installing Electrical Boxes
After a review of the types of electrical boxes, Cliff demonstrates how and where to install them.
|Episode 4: Running Cable to the Boxes
This episode covers Cliff’s technique for drilling holes, and pulling and attaching cable.
|Episode 5: Getting the Boxes Ready
The last step in the rough wiring process is to prepare the boxes for switch or outlet installation
Read the companion article:
Wiring a Bathroom