203.06 electrical fixture placement

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203.06 electrical fixture placement

  1. 1. Competency: 203.00 Draw Floor Plans Objective: 203.06 Demonstrate the rules and standards for electrical fixture placement.
  2. 2. Verify Fixture Placement <ul><li>Outlets </li></ul><ul><li>Lights </li></ul><ul><li>Switches and switch leg connectors </li></ul><ul><li>Miscellaneous fixtures </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Exhaust fan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ceiling fan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TV </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Telephone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Smoke detector </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chimes/Bells/Buzzers </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Placement of Switches <ul><li>Each room MUST have at least one light controlled by a switch </li></ul><ul><li>Latch side of door/entrance </li></ul><ul><li>Outside of closets </li></ul><ul><li>Hallways, stairs, garage lighting controlled from both ends </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple switches for large rooms </li></ul>
  4. 4. Placement of Outlets <ul><li>Furniture/Appliance Considerations </li></ul><ul><li>Living & Service areas </li></ul><ul><ul><li>One outlet per 6’ of wall </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No further than 6’ from each corner </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Kitchen area </li></ul><ul><ul><li>One outlet per 4’ of wall </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Each appliance should have an outlet </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Hallways </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Every 15’ of wall </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Placement of Outlets <ul><li>Bathrooms </li></ul><ul><ul><li>At least two outlets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One above sink or counter </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Weatherproof outlets </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Each side of exterior </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Position for decorative lighting </li></ul></ul><ul><li>At least one outlet in attic & crawl space </li></ul><ul><li>Ground Fault outlets </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Near water sources </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Placement of lights <ul><li>Sufficient foot-candles for each room </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Illumination for desired activities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lighting over dining table </li></ul><ul><li>Exterior </li></ul><ul><ul><li>General illumination and decoration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Motion detectors for security </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Waterproof </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lighting for stairs and halls </li></ul>
  7. 7. Electrical Fixture Plan <ul><li>Shows approximate fixture placement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Circuit design not included </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Electrical loads not considered </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Fixtures may be shown on Floor Plan </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Avoid crowding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Using CAD </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Layers created for various details </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Electrical Symbols <ul><li>Drawn in approximate locations </li></ul><ul><li>Standard placement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Switches = 48” high </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Outlets = 12” high </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Note dimensional changes with symbol when placement varies from standard </li></ul>
  9. 9. Electrical Symbols <ul><li>Connect symbols for switches to fixtures with switch leg connector symbol </li></ul><ul><li>Provide symbol legend </li></ul><ul><li>Dimensions not provided except in special situations </li></ul>

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