Ideas on wiring a remodel bedroom

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Old 12-12-11, 01:20 PM
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Ideas on wiring a remodel bedroom

Hello all,

So this is the first post for me fingers and toes crossed.

I am remodeling my back bedroom.

I have a main 12/2 wire coming into the bedroom and need to wire the following
  • 4 Recessed Lights
  • One Fan (With light)(Switch at fan)
  • One Closet Light
  • 5 Outlets (hot all the time)
  • 3 Switches(Recessed light, Fan, Closet) all independent

At the moment it would be just good to get some ideas on how i should run this. e.g. Split the main run coming in to two one run for the fan and recessed and one for the others. If someone can give me some suggestions then I can hopefully come back to this thread with a wiring diagram that will hopefully get an OK from this group. I thank you all in advance for any help

 
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Old 12-12-11, 01:29 PM
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12/2 - 20 amp circuit?

What all do plan to have plugged into the receptacles?
 
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Old 12-14-11, 07:53 AM
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Well 12/2 is what is there already there and it is not connected to a 20 AMP breaker. Its connected to a 15 AMP breaker. In the summer time I expect a Window Unit AC to be connected to one of the receptacles. Apart from the possibly a laptop or alarm clock, nothing major.

let me be a little more clear. There is a 12/2 run to a junction box in the basement. There is braided wire running from the junction box to the attic (knob and tube connections) and then these run to the current fan, light and outlets to the room.

As i am remodeling and have access to the attic , i thought it would be a good time to remove the knob and tube and just continue the run with 12/2 wire.
 
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Old 12-14-11, 08:28 AM
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12 ga wire is required for 20 amp circuits but does on occasion get used in 15 amp circuits.

If you want to run a window AC, I think you may need more than 15 amps in the room, I would look into running an additional circuit.
 
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Ok , so replace the current wire with 12/2 and leave it on the 15 amp add a 12/2 with to 20 amp breaker for the AC unit.

That still leaves me with how i should best wire the room with the 12/2 @15 amp. I know that I cannot put a junction box where it comes into the room as there will be no access to it.

Run the wire to a single pole dimmer switch --> these go to the recessed lights in parallel. Piggy off the single pole to the outlets (except one for the AC unit) and to the closet switch ? Run new 12/2 @20 to the AC outlet . would this be the best way ?
 
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So i ran 12/2 wire to a 20 Amp breaker and to my lights as shown in the pic. I was wondering if I can just wire my two outlets in the room by hooking up to A, B and C

 
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I am going to suggest you pick up a copy of Wiring Simplified so you have a better idea before tackling your project.

I could bring the power into multiple boxes in the room and make the circuit work. I would bring the power into the receptacle box. Out of the receptacle box I would take a hot lead up to the switch, and a another cable from the receptacle out to the next receptacle. You could do the same thing at the closet light switch; out of the receptacle to feed the light switch and then light switch to closet light.
 
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Connecting A, B and C will allow the power to continue out to other parts of the circuit.
 
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