What could be more offensive than shortcomings after the repair is completed?
Mistakes in electrical planning that threaten comfort and safety.
We have collected the most common omissions. Save the cheat sheet to avoid these errors.
1. There is no plan for sockets and switches. Often this leads to the fact that after the repair there are not enough devices. And the interior is littered with wires and extension cords. Given the location of furniture and appliances, schematically draw where and how many sources are needed.
2. There is no plan for arranging furniture and appliances. So that the cabinet does not obscure the socket, and the switch “does not hide” behind the door, plan the electrical installation according to the arrangement of furniture and appliances.
3. Not enough sockets are laid. Everyone remembers the sources for the TV and the refrigerator, but they forget about the dryer for shoes or the New Year’s garland. Count how many items of equipment you plan to use and lay sockets under them.
4. Forget about redundant switches. Additional switches make the interior ergonomic. By placing a second switch in the bedroom near the bed, you won’t have to get up to turn off the light.
5. Use ordinary outlets near water sources. The bathroom and kitchen are areas of high humidity. In these rooms, near water sources, special sockets with protection IP 44 and higher are required. Don’t neglect safety.
6. Use sockets without grounding. Such devices are valid only for low-power equipment. For the bathroom and powerful electrical appliances, grounding is required. If the equipment fails, you will not be shocked.
7. Wrong choice of installation height. The location of switches and sockets should be simple and convenient. According to the regulations, the switches are located 90 cm from the floor. The standard height of sockets is 30 cm from the floor.