July 12, 2020 – Yesterday I completed the electric rough in for eight outlets on the outside porch. Today I am roughing in eight outlets for the inside of the cottage. This includes four receptacles in the kitchen proper, two “high” outlets for a TV mount and two receptacles next to the sliding entrance door.
The process of roughing in electric wire through wood studs requires drilling a bunch of holes. Sometimes the stud spacing is not wide enough to accommodate a drill and the drill bit so a right angle attachment is a necessity. I’ve been using Dewalt’s Impact Ready Right Angle Drill Attachment. It’s been working out very well. You can also add magnetic bit holder extension bars to lengthen the distance that you can drill.
Next weekend we will be continuing the siding demolition on the outside and the living room ceiling demolition on the inside. I got the dumpster back in a week ago to take care of the debris.
2 Replies to “Eight Receptacles for Kitchen Power!”
Does ‘rough in’ mean you’re just putting in the electrical boxes and getting them ready to be wired up? or full wiring? Just curious.
Arlene, “rough in” includes boxes and wire. Finishing for electrical work usually occurs after the wallboard or drywall is on and painted. Finishing includes the installation of the electrical devices, i.e. switches, receptacles, lights, etc. and the cover plates.