On Feb 8, 9:13 pm, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
When it comes to wives, there is no such thing as _enough_ closets.
We bought a small house (retirement) with only a couple small
closets. It now has 9 closets, 4 of which have double doors. No room
to put anythign into them anymore.
No, *you* didn't get anything right or wrong. You're just trying to
include yourself in a make believe group of helpful posters. Had you
replied to the thread with advice, opinions, or fact - "we" might take you
I hope I am doing this correct I have a converted closet Not a walk-in
just one with the bi-fold doors it has been converted to a home
office,my question is basically the same except I want an electrician
to do it and DO NOT want to go against code.any professionals out
there have a problem with putting in about 4-5 outlets to be primary
source for computer,monitor,printer lights etc....
All equipment connected to a computer (by USB, serial port, printer
port, whatever) should be plugged into the same circuit. This is one
case where a power strip really is the best solution as it ensures that
this is the case. If you use a UPS, plug *everything* into it - if it's
a good one, it should have several outlets on it that are conditioned
but not backed up (unless it is a "true online" type, which you probably
don't have in your home.)
replace "roosters" with "cox" to reply.
here's a thread with my personal experiences...
nothing done blowed up, but it certainly couldn't have been good for
the USB port.
I don't see anything wrong in doing this. Electrical code varies with
location, but I'm sure you're concerned about safety. Putting a lot
of electrical equipment into a cabinet or closet may generate excess
heat, and that is often overlooked by homeowners. Heat is one of the
three items needed for starting a fire, and heat is also the number
one enemy of computers.
If you are going the professional route, I seriously suggest that you
pro run two separate 20 amp 12 ga circuits into the office area.
One to power the machines, one for serious lighting.
Some will think this overkill, but in the last 20 years I have only seen
power draw from computers, scanners, printers, wall warts for modems,
monitors, shredders, wall warts for phones, laptop wall warts/ chargers,
TVs, VCRs / CD players, etc etc etc grow and grow and grow.
Pulling two cables at one time now is a lot easier and cheaper in the
You might want to look io GFCI breakers for new ircuits, and also look
at surge protector breakers or whole house surge protection and use
"strip" type surge proctectors IN ADDITION.
Thanks all - It's the end of a run of wiring and I had run the wiring
ending in an alcove in a far corner - intending to create a TV/Stereo area
with some built ins. I ended up pushing back the alcove and closing it off
with a door for some much needed storage.
I may put some network equipment in there, but only if I can keep it
I pushed back into a furnace/laundry room and there was an overhead light
conveniently located there for the closet now so that's why I asked about
the outlet - and no, I will not be storing blasting caps and oily rags
there! (they go next to the furnace, of course!)
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