Where should I start a electrical circuit?


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Old 09-28-04, 08:08 AM
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Where should I start a electrical circuit?

I am remodeling a room in my house & I had some questions about the electrical. The room is a bedroom & it will have 5 outlets, 1 switch, & a celing fan. The celing fans light will be controlled by the switch. I have power coming into the room on the wall adjacent to the switch. Heres a crude drawing of the layout. What Im wondering is where woul be the best place to start the circuit. The switch, outlet near the power in, or the fan?


---------------O----------s---/////////---
I........................................................I
I........................................................\
I........................................................\
I........................................................\
I.......................FAN............................O
O.......................................................I
I........................................................POWER IN
I........................................................I
I........................................................I
I........................................................I
-----------O----------------O------------

O-OUTLETS
S-SWITCH
///-DOORS

Thanks for the help.
 
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Old 09-28-04, 08:27 AM
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Assuming you want everything in the room on one circuit, I would start at the outlet on the wall where the power comes in. Then run the cable clockwise (in your drawing) through the rest of the outlets, ending at the switch and then from the switch up to the fan.
 
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Old 09-28-04, 08:41 AM
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Thank you. Is there any rule of thumb on this type of question?
 
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Old 09-28-04, 09:42 AM
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there is no rule of thumb to be used. Generally the shorter the runs the better, both from a standpoint of time to wire and cost of wire.

Note that to wire as has been suggested, you will need a 12-2 or 14-2 for everything up to the switch. From the switch to the fan/light you will need 12-3 or 14-3.
 
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Old 09-28-04, 10:27 AM
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The ONLY connections at the ceiling outlet-box for the fan/lite should be the fan/lite connections.The problem with routing the Branch-Circuit thru the fan/lte box is acess to the conections should a loose-connection open the circuit.

Good Luck & Enjoy the Experience!!!!!!!!!!
 
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Old 09-28-04, 10:59 AM
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One other question/comment. Do you have enough receptacles in this room? How big is the room?
 
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Old 09-28-04, 06:29 PM
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It's a bedroom. You may need to use AFCI. You may also require a smoke detector. Check your local regs.
 
 

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