Electrical Rough-In | Master Bath Remodel (Part 4)



hey thanks for coming back for another episode on my master bath remodel project today's topic is electrical and we're going to talk about the rough end stage that's before the walls are closed up so first you do plumbing because that's where you've got limited options you know you've got pipes you've got to deal with electrical because wires are flexible and small that always usually goes in after that and then you get your inspections and then you close up the walls so we had some decisions to make early on in the planning process like one of them was when we decided to put in the pocket door we had to move the wall switch for the main light out here you couldn't go in here because the glass is right there it couldn't go in here because of the pocket door so we were left with limited options and that's what we decided to do we thought that was the best of both worlds first device was a convenience outlet you always need a convenience outlet somewhere near the sink for your blow dryer for you know the razor that kind of thing and this is GFCI protected which is going to prevent any shocks in case a device falls into the water the other thing is a triple switch on the other side this controls two lights hi-hats over the shower and that's great because it provides really great light and the other two are for the fan as well as a heat lamp which are up in the same fixture up in the ceiling so the planning process I knew these things that I wanted to put in and then it was a matter of wiring for them and one other device I had to account for was this lighted mirror this has a box behind it that the power comes through and goes over to the outlet over there so you turn on the switch and the light goes on just something to think about beforehand alright enough talk let's get to some wiring so I'm starting with the fixtures the hi-hats over the shower and they're really easy to wire because they come with these press-on connectors and and this was the first one so I only had to do a simple run now what you're gonna see here is this the distance between these joists is not standard so somebody really screwed up when they built this house here I had to bend the attachment arms to get it to to fit but it worked out okay then it was a matter of getting the wiring from the switch up to the the two high hats the second one was a little bit more challenging because I had to work overhead after installing and I had to do the wiring and press it in and then of course that dude with the insulation back I don't recommend working on insulation with short sleeves and no gloves but I hate working with gloves believe me I tried it now the new wall is where the power comes into the bathroom here I'm wiring from that outlet on the the left side of the screen is the one that's facing the other direction that's gonna be for the TV and that goes down to the switch and then from the switch it goes to the ceiling box and that's a three conductor that has a red wire in addition to the white and black that way I can have constant power on the black and the red wire is the one that's actually gonna turn the light on and off that's the one that's connected to the switch I did use wire nuts here because I was gonna have to take them off to connect the ceiling light later now on switch you can see I have the power coming in and I have the other wire goes out so the all the whites are getting connected together and here I can use a press-on connector without using wire nuts and this is wiring the vent fan with the heat lamp in it that has a three conductor as well the red lead is for the heat lamp and the black one is for the fan now I found that again I got burned by that small stud bay there wasn't enough room in between the joists and so I had to cut this down of course I really didn't need but I just thought the sparks look so cool I got a little smarter and put on a sweatshirt because I ate so much this is the next day and I had to put the exhaust pipe so that the air blows out to the eve and I will put in a an outside vent to it in the spring I got my electrical inspection this week my rough inspection and I passed which is great but I also got some advice from the inspector which is one of the benefits of doing a permit is that you not only get them to come and make sure that you're applying code but also that your house is safe but they also look at things to say do they make sense and this is where I get free advice well I actually pay for it but so one of the things I had done was over here I had the this is gonna be three switches that controller devices on the ceiling and on this side I was putting an outlet you know for convenience to plug in a hairdryer or the shaver or something like that and this was a metal box and that box was there from before it was actually held into the drywall I got rid of that I was trying to figure out how to attach it to the stud and he gave me some good advice he said why have two of them on both sides why not just take a double box and that way it's gonna be easier to install my sheetrock I won't have to cut two holes and said it'll be that much easier and logistically it makes more sense to I don't have to worry about you know that metal box is playing shallow couldn't got this pipe to deal with now I don't have to deal with that so that's the advice that I got from him and I'm about to make that change right now one thing to think about even though I got the advice of the inspector that I didn't think of at the time and that is we're right-handed so we really do miss having an outlet on the right-hand side here and it is something that I might wind up added later which I can do by cutting a hole here and tapping into the box in the wall here so I might do that later on because otherwise the cord is going from over there to our right hands with my hair but what my wife will guys hurry up the cord goes across the the vanity so it's just something to think about the logistics of it and when you don't have walls up and you don't have a sink in you don't think of those things but I really should have suggested that at the time to the inspector that there's a reason why we wanted to go on that side live and learn thanks for watching visit my website handy dad TV for more great ideas and information be sure to subscribe to be the first to know when new videos are posted

2 Comments

  • Remember My Hug

    April 15, 2019

    Perfect vids!

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  • John Fithian-Franks

    April 15, 2019

    Hi, Regulations must be different here in the UK because you are not allowed to have any switched devices on the wall in bathrooms, any switches you do have must be "pull string" type from the ceiling so that you cannot touch them with wet hands and possibly get a shock

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