Electrical Changes
August 21st

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OK so this is a long story!
When we did the upgrade to the bathrooms, we had heated floors put in both. The electrician decided that he could tap into the electrical heating circuits to power them rather than taking a new feed from the power panel in the shop.
Next we changed the heating over to a heat pump, thus eliminating the need for the electric baseboard heating.
Last we opened up the main power panel (in the garage) to install a bypass switch so we can use generator power if needed. And at the same time remove the unused electrical heating circuits.
This is when we discover that they can not be removed because of the tie-in to the floor heat.


The baseboard heating system had/has thermostats in every room. To remove them and patch the wall all of the wiring has to be removed from the power panel.

This is one of the cover plates strategically and conveniently placed all over the house.


Oh and this is all the stuff that had to be removed to allow access to the panel above.

At least the basement has a hung ceiling, that allows access to do jobs like this.


This is the main bathroom. Thermostat and it's electrical mounting box removed. The wire couldn't be fished to the thermostat without removing the box. This one was easy, because we had added other wire for lighting from the basement into the closet on the other side of this wall.

The ensuite was a bigger trick to do. No known path through the floor. These are two misses when trying to drill up into the wall.


In the ensuite is where we learned what was needed to do the job.

Red circuit (heating) wire going to the main bathroom.


This is the open sub panel in the shop. Yes there are a lot of circuits here, because basically every plug-in in the basement (think workshop) is it's own 15 or 20 amp circuit.

This is the main panel (in the garage) with the red heating circuits removed.
The gray thing to left is the switch used for the generator.
And the wire nest above is what was needed to extend the existing wiring into the Gen switch.


While we have the main panel open, we installed a 30amp 240volt outlet that can be used to setup a EV charger if and when needed.
Thinking ahead here, at least the wall will not have to be opened AGAIN if the need ever comes up!
The black thing below the plug in is the conduit used for the RV outlet and the Gen set inlet outside the house. (The circular plate protects these circuits from fools with drywall screws (or is it to protect fools from electrical circuits)

Oh and after all was done, the clamp collection returned to in front of the panel.

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