Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Rough Wiring Completed

Single Gang Box
The nubs on the side are to set the depth for sheetrock

With Wires Stapled
Two Gang Box
The wires are tucked away in prep for the Sheetrock

Three Gang Box
Each Gang (set of screws) is for a device such as a Switch or Outlet

Light Box
It slides along the frame for centering

5 Inch Recessed Lighting

Overhead Wiring Runs

Wires all Stapled and Tucked Away - Ready for Insulation
and Sheetrock

Main Wire Run to Box in Basement Below

Wiring in Kitchen
White Wire is 15 Amp, Yellow 20 Amp

And One Last One Just Because...

The rough wiring is now pretty much complete with the exception of a few adds that I’ll write about another time.  All of the wires are now stapled to the 2x4’s and tucked into their boxes.  I put up a more pictures than normal because we never get to see what’s behind all of that sheetrock. Hopefully these pics will give you some idea.

Just looking at the wire runs makes me pause to think about how much work it is to run all of those wires to all of the lights and switches in our new house. As I’m writing this I'm thinking I should have counted how many there are. Maybe next time.

Once the rough wiring is fully wrapped up and the rough wiring inspection is completed by the local town wiring official and a couple of framing items are finished off, they’ll be in to insulate. Another step closer.

Enjoy your week.


  1. It looks like they did a great job. It's nice to see those wires all perfectly lined up.

    Thanks for the light sources too! They have some nice stuff--quite expensive--but nice. I think I found what I want after looking at every light fixture available in the world.

    1. Ya, they were pretty pricey but cool. We still need to start that search...