Electrical Rough In

Shannon from http://www.house-improvements.com shows you the steps to doing electrical wiring rough-in during your house renovation or improvement project.

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  1. kastnmagic says:

    What if you’re wiring an entire kitchen and you have to place the
    appliances (ie; refrig, microwave, dishwasher, etc.) on their own circuits?
    How is wire run there? Just run two wires through that same hole you
    drilled?… What if you only want 4 outlets per circuit and you have 16
    outlets in the kitchen. Do you just run a whole new piece of wire over to
    those?….How many holes can be drilled in each 2×4?… So essentially one
    side runs from the electrical breaker panel and the other side runs along
    to each outlet that will be on the same circuit?…

  2. JayPattersonTV says:

    this entire video demonstrates terrible rough in practices. i’m a
    residential electrician in calgary, alberta. we usually drill our holes at
    hip height. when we’re running 15 amp general circuits (120V – Arc Faults
    for Bedrooms) we usually pull from the home run starting box all the way to
    the end of the circuit (12 Items Max) and tac a S1 to hold the wire from
    pulling back. We then work backwards tacking all the wire into straight
    bundles down the studs. When we get to the end we tac the home run and the
    starting line to the stud at it’s corresponding box and the pull is
    complete. We put the wire in the box when we’re cutting in. We strip both
    wire’s at the box leaving enough jacket to accommodate a nice service loop
    then we place the wires in the box, tighten the bracket, bend the wire into
    a nice loop and fold the wire’s into the box for the final. if you people
    are taking tips from this guy – you should call an electrician.

  3. Ted Faulkenberry says:

    I would fire this guy

  4. Spence D McMorris Jr says:

    I am preparing to build my first home and I will be all alone on it. I have
    been through residential construction classes, but it was 10 years ago and
    I have not been involved in construction since my time in school. Can you
    make a start to finish Detail of how to wire a home? I have been searching
    the web for one for about a month. have not found one that Gives enough
    detail. p.s. I was never thought plumbing or electrical only framing-finish
    work. -_-

  5. Track a Hack says:

    Around here you’ll get tagged for the way you staple the wires at the box.
    Also it’s obvious that your wiring or wire stapling wouldn’t be consistent
    throughout the job because you sure can’t leave out slack like that for a 4
    or 5 wire run to a box…

  6. Flayme Fashions says:

    I always wondered how they do this. Just interesting to watch and learn
    something new.

  7. Figus Heimunschplit says:

    For the love of god, this was so painful to watch.

    1. In this case there’s already vapour barrier and none is required for the
    box, it’s not really even an exterior wall. BUT if you do use vapour
    barrier on the boxes, push the wire through the plastic, cutting it like he
    does makes the whole practice redundant.
    2. Code everywhere in NA is no more than 6′ from any point on the wall to
    an outlet box, or 12′ between boxes along wall.
    3. Code stipulates at least 1.25″ from face of studs to the wire run on or
    through the stud. Not “about inch to an inch and a half”.
    4. Use a wire rack for christ sake.
    5. Save some time and money, use nails for the boxes, and just use the
    height of the hammer to place the boxes as you go.
    6. Get a pair of cutters, a hammer, and some S1 staples and just staple and
    cut the wire as you pull from box to box, you’re gonna save yourself a lot
    in time and material. After this, go back with a robertson and knife, strip
    the romex BEFORE you stick it through the box, clamp it, ground it, and be
    done. ( Don’t forget to curl the wires nice and neat so teh drywaller’s
    don’t bugger it up)
    7. If you give a shit you’ll want to use plastic staples and one wire per
    staple.. but that’s just my opinion.

    It’s nitpicky, but if you’re going to make an instructional video for
    people, it’s not hard to do it right just once.

  8. yunowingaming says:

    This is helpful but im only 13 turning 14 in October and don’t reply to
    this in a hurtful way im all ready to move out on my own and move with my
    cousin and and build a room for him and me so it does help if could be able
    to purchase the wire and wood and some water barriers

  9. Mr. Top says:

    hi Sir .. (I understand new home requirements) but, when rewiring an older
    home, does the NEC require tamper-resistant outlets? Or does it go
    state-by-state? Or is it a personal moral decision for safety?

  10. 72strand says:

    Strange way to do it. I always use flex-plastic tubing. That has predrawn
    wires. Or simply empty flex-tubes. That way you can add extra wires and its
    way safer from rats. That can eat on wires, if you dont have plastic tubes.
    You can get some ideas from this video i found. ?v=WIQVwqwq8aM

  11. Greg Alice says:

    Thanks for the nice video. This is the best I have seen on YouTube. How
    do you run Romex in the wall if I am hiding a basement support pole inside
    the wall. There is no room on either side since dry wall will be up
    against it. Am I allowed to run the Romex under the support where the
    diameter is thinner? Or do I have to aviod this completely? Thanks

  12. Galen D says:

    Great tips. Thanks.

  13. George Moskoff says:

    thank you very much. You did good.

  14. leusgs says:

    The naysayers are hilarious. It’s easy to throw rocks from the sidelines
    and pick people apart. It’s much harder to make a video like this. Until
    you naysayers can create something better, Shannon is the best! I suspect
    most of the critiques are rooted in insecurity.

  15. dave12546 says:

    does your inspector even say anything about the extra wire between the
    staple and the box??

  16. Steve Plested says:

    Hi. I have seen a few of ur videos. Thanks for taking the time to make
    them. I have learned so much and been able to do most of my projects

  17. Kevin Compuesto says:

    Very Good Video Bro! Very Helpful.

  18. Josh Taylor says:

    Great videos Shannon. Really helpful!

  19. adnan khan says:

    in Canada you can’t staple two wires together

  20. ElectricSoldier says:

    I’m a card holding 15 year journeyman electrician (on the process controls,
    huge volume furnaces, thermal/temp controls, high output DC, you name it, I
    prob troubleshot it, and repaired very quickly.) I must say kudos on the
    video! It’s awesome to see a fellow craft brother on the other side of the
    spectrum. I learned something new. Thanx.

  21. ElectricSoldier says:

    Just took a interest in learning NEC residential (like mastering it).
    Completely different world from what I am accustomed to. Look forward to
    more vids.

  22. Shane Williams says:

    your in a basement, but didnt use PT wood on the foot plate?

  23. HouseImprovements says:

    There is no pressure treated bottom plate against the concrete because the
    poly sheeting is under the plate separating it from the concrete.

  24. Rudy Castro says:

    I’m curious why you used a 14awg, instead of a 12awg? I thought receptacles
    were suppose to be on 12awg. Thanks for the videos! Really helpful!

  25. Ryan Simons says:

    Didn’t need that vapor boot unless he’s planning in polying both sides of
    the wall which would create a vapor lock and moisture in the wall.