Build my own cabin - DIY projects

Wiring a House

Wiring a house or a basement in a house is something many do-it-yourselfers can tackle.  It does require some basic electrical understanding and knowledge of electrical codes but if you have a little of this background you can make it happen.  This website is intended to give some guidance for your wiring projects starting with the topics listed below.  The frequently asked questions section is also a nice resource for some of the more common DIY electrical questions. There is a lot more involved in wiring a house than simply installing decorative ceiling tiles or some other DIY projects, but it can be done if you have some electrical experience.


Common Electrical Wiring Diagrams

Frequently Asked Electrical Questions

Wire Gauge and Voltage Drop Calculator

NEC Reference Tables (2014, 2011, 2008, 2005, 2002, and 1999)

Electrical - The Basics

Residential Electrical Guidelines and Codes

Rough-In Electrical and Pulling Cable

Breakers and Fuses

Wire Types and Sizing

Sizing Your Electrical Service

Electrical - Main Service Line Installation

Fire/Smoke Alarm Installation

Doorbell Wiring

Phone Wiring

Low-Voltage Wiring

Cable Pinouts

Click the icons below to get our NEC® compliant Electrical Calc Elite or Electric Toolkit for Android and iOS.  The Electrical Calc Elite is designed to solve many of your common code-based electrical calculations like wire sizes, voltage drop, conduit sizing, etc.  The Electric Toolkit provides some basic electrical calculations, wiring diagrams (similar to those found on this website), and other electrical reference data. 

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