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#357848 - 11/01/11 03:18 PM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: Murph]
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I don't see the link here on my PC at work, but on my Android phone it showed up.

I missed what Shawn said. I will have to check my subscription email later tonight. I am sure that it was a bit heated though.
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#357869 - 11/02/11 12:21 AM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
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Nick you may inspire me to start a new thread with my basement project... very similar to yours that I'm about 1 year into now. Feels like it will never end. I've been too lazy to put the pix I've taken into some sort of album, oh wait maybe I did put it in my sig.

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#357872 - 11/02/11 02:24 AM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: INANE]
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Nick, I would check your electrical codes for what you are allowed to run for wiring into what size box. I changed out 5 2 1/2" deep rectangualr boxes for 3" deep versions to be able to run 3 14/2 wires into them for use as power junction boxes as well as still being used as a switch box or receptacle.
The standard hexagonal light box is large enough to allow 3 14/2 wires, at least according the codes here.

I like to run power through my plug in receptacles first then to my light switch and finally up to the light, but doing this means I required the 3" deep boxes to extend this run to other places as I pull power from either the switch or a receptacle which means 3 14/2 wires in one small box. If I used the standard hexagonal light box as the junction I wouldn't have required the 3" deep switch boxes but doing this would have meant I needed to run power back to the switch on the white wire, something I generally don't like to do.
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#357882 - 11/02/11 08:22 AM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: INANE]
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Originally Posted By: INANE
Nick you may inspire me to start a new thread with my basement project... very similar to yours that I'm about 1 year into now. Feels like it will never end. I've been too lazy to put the pix I've taken into some sort of album, oh wait maybe I did put it in my sig.

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I wish that I had the headroom to put down a subfloor like you did. That will be very nice when you are done.

Jason, I've been trying to find the electrical codes, but couldn't so I just kept calling the city with questions. I knew some basic stuff about securing the wires, box locations for outlets and switches were easy to replicate from the rest of the house. The city has a "checklist" as well for DIYers wanting to finish their basement, but that too was far front complete. I think that I've pieced together all of the main stuff, but the junction boxes were a mistake...


Edited by nickbuol (11/02/11 08:26 AM)
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#357957 - 11/03/11 12:46 AM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
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Originally Posted By: nickbuol

I wish that I had the headroom to put down a subfloor like you did. That will be very nice when you are done.


I lost a little less than an inch doing it.

I'm jealous of your sound proofing plans. I did a few minor things here and there but since the room doubles as a complete entertainment room/HT I didn't think I could go all out plus the additional cost. But I'm only on HT v2 while you're on v4.0 laugh
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#358020 - 11/03/11 08:43 PM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: INANE]
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At least you caught that mistake before closing everything in.

There was an electrical code handbook(specific for my location) I picked up from Home Depot that covered much more than I needed to know, perhaps you could be as lucky?
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#358026 - 11/03/11 10:27 PM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: jakewash]
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Thanks for the tip. I will have to check. I already tried the local library with no luck. If they have one, I probably just need to skim through it since I am close to being finished, and I know that I should be good on everything else.
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#358029 - 11/03/11 11:44 PM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
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Nick, I was curious and took a quick look at the Marion library network catalog. There were several on the electrical code and wiring under the key word topic "electrical code".
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#358032 - 11/04/11 01:06 AM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: JohnK]
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Nice. When I was there a couple of months ago, the "librarian" couldn't direct me to any successfully. There were some books on the subject, but more of a "how to wire a light switch" type of material. Everything else was either gone with no known ETA on return, or was "missing" like someone checked it out, but never returned it. I will give them a shot again.
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#358033 - 11/04/11 01:14 AM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
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Just looked now, #1 is a Black & Decker book like I mentioned above, #2 looks like it would have been right "Wiring simplified : based on the 2011 National Electrical Code" but it is not currently available.

The 2008 code is available though... There is also "McGraw-Hill's national electrical code handbook" but it is for 2008 codes as well.

So I Googled the first book title (the 2011 one) and found it on Amazon. I can actually browse online through part of the 2008 version of that book. Maybe that will get me started and maybe if I can't find the 2011 book at like Home Depot, I will just order it. The cost is just over $8.

EDIT: Hey, that Black and Decker one claims that it covers the current codes too. Maybe I should just pick it up since it IS at the library.


Edited by nickbuol (11/04/11 01:19 AM)
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