You flip the switch, the light comes on. Simple, right?
Thinking about all the stuff going on behind the walls to make that possible, though, is another story.
I’m really glad I bought the eBook, Shockingly Simple Electrical for Tiny Houses, so I could at least be familiar with the basic concepts of wiring before getting started.
Tiny House Design & Construction Guide had a lot of good info on electrical systems and detailed wiring diagrams as well.
First, I needed to figure out how many light switches and outlets to have, and where to put them. Here’s a diagram of the electrical layout:
MAJOR THANKS to Dad for helping me decide what supplies to buy and roughing in the wires to all the boxes, and to Jack for installing all the outlets and switches for me! You guys are the bomb 🙂
Here are some photos of getting it all set up!
Now I just have to choose light fixtures and get ready for the moment of truth… testing out the new system!