Name: Meg and Josh
Type of Project: Mudroom/Breakfast Nook remodel
Location: Chinook, Washington
Type of building: Single-Family Home, 1,000 square feet
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Josh wasn't about to put our house in jeopardy and attempt to wire a new electrical panel box — we left that to the pros — but he did take it upon himself to wire new outlets, lighting fixtures and our work shed. Armed with our go-to electrical handbook, The Complete Guide to Wiring by Black & Decker, and the internet, he wired three new outlets and three lighting switches for three sconce lights, one recessed light and one pendant light.
It was a bit of a trial and error effort, with our first attempt failing inspection. Luckily, we were only required to make a few small changes.
Unfortunately, living in a small remote town on the Washington coast means minimal access to services, so we had to wait a week before the inspector could come out again. It was a little nerve-racking waiting for the final word — if we failed, we'd be set back another week, and if we passed we could move forward with drywall. I came home and danced a happy jig when I saw that we had passed! I'd say that's pretty good for your first time wiring.