Looking for best place to add outlets in Basement!!

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Old 01-15-13, 08:22 PM
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Looking for best place to add outlets in Basement!!

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Old 01-15-13, 08:46 PM
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More information would be helpful.

By "outlets, do you mean receptacles? If so, what will this space be used for? Do you need receptacles in more places than standard spacing will provide?

Or are you asking about "the best place on, or in, the walls?"
 
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Old 01-15-13, 08:58 PM
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Thank you for the reply Nashkat1.

I mean the best place to add new receptacles. I don't want to overload a circuit. I'm doing a basement remodel. Just need a little advice. Like is it wise to tap into a line with mostly lights and or the 20 amp lines?? can you see the pictures ok. The pictures have the numbers on it of each fuse.

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Picture 1 is the basement and picture 2 is the upstairs.
 
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Old 01-15-13, 09:07 PM
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can you see the pictures ok. The pictures have the numbers on it of each fuse.
I can see them, but not as clearly as I'd like to. Can you scan them and post those images?
 
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I will redo them on my computer and post them tomorrow. Thanks.
 
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Are you familiar with the 6/12 rule? I think that's a good general way to start.
 
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When I'm designing for my own house, I rarely use the 6/12 rule. I start by thinking about where the TV might go, lamps, couches, etc. If the TV could go in two different places, I'll put a receptacle at each. Then I fill in the gaps with receptacles, no more than 12' apart, but usually more like 8-10'.

The 6/12 rule needs to be followed, but only you know how the room will be set up. Receptacles behind couches or bookcases are rarely useful
 
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Yeah, now that you say that I realize I did something similar - I put receptacles in where I knew I would need them and then filled in other areas to meet the 6/12 requirement. I even went so far as to think about where I would want to plug in transient items like the vacuum cleaner.
 
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