Question about running new circuits in a home.

Old 01-04-17, 12:16 PM
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Question about running new circuits in a home.

I have an older home, 1920s and we are in the process of laying out our plans for the remodel we want to start this year. I need to run circuits upstairs because the 100amp exsisting panel only has 2 circuits upstairs. One for the 3 bedrooms lights & walls and 1 for the bathroom.

Whats the best way to handle running these new circuits?

I'm going from the new 200amp panel I installed in the basement up through the main floor and in to the second floor. What they did when they installed hvac was to do a trunk up through the dining room and just framed it in to the corner.

Would the same strategy work for electric? Could I / Should I run a conduit up from the basement and run the electrical through that? I'd like to run at least 2 more circuits up stairs. For sure one 20a which all of them now are just 10 and 15.

Old 01-04-17, 12:34 PM
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The same strategy would work. You may also be able to run cables near a plumbing vent or drain line to run the new cables.
Old 01-04-17, 12:36 PM
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Can you use the existing trunk that was run for the air conditioning? Is there room. You could use cable instead of conduit if that would be easier.

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