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Old 04-26-00, 08:22 PM
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i HAVE THREE ROOMS IN MY BASEMENT, AND ONE BATHROOM, THAT I AM IN THE PROCESS OF FINISHING. I ONLY HAVE ONE AVAILABLE SLOT IN MY PANEL. HOW CAN I ACCOMPLISH THIS JOB WITHOUT ADDING A PANEL ? WHAT IS THE MAXIMIUM LOAD I CAN PUT ON A SINGLE CIRCUIT? HOW MANY OUTLETS ARE REQUIRED PER WALL, AND CAN I POSSIBLY TIE IN TO EXISTING CIRCUITS AND ADD ADDITIONAL OUTLETS? FORGIVE ME, I AM A ROOKIE.

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Old 04-26-00, 10:00 PM
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Per the lastest version of the NEC, you will need at least 2 circuits to handle the wiring you mentioned. The outlets in the bathroom have to be on a dedicated circuit and controlled by a GFCI, and you can no longer have the outlets of 2 different bathrooms on the same circuit. The rest of the items mentioned could possibly be handled by one cicuit, but I wouldn't recommend having the lites on the same circuit as the outlets, especially in a basement. It would be awfully dark if that breaker trips. There are split breakers (2 circuits in the space of one breaker) that would allow you to add enough circuits to cover everything you mentioned.
 
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Old 04-28-00, 07:24 PM
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hello anthony jones,
looks like lefty coverd this 1 quite well, i recomend u add a sub panel.this way u have room for future things as the need arises. only thing lefty left out was max outlets on a curcuit, according to the code in a residance there is no limet to the outlets that can be placed on a circuit, but also common sence says that there is a limet, i usually dont put more then 20 outlets on a 20 amp and 15 on 15.
 
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