The house has some independent electrical circuits for the rooms' outlets and lights, with GFI outlets near any potential water source. The GFI for the whirlpool bath trips at a special breaker in the breaker box, the rest have a GFI reset in one of the local outlets.
|05 Washer||06 A/C Compressor
08 A/C Compressor
|07 Kitchen GFI|
|09 Refrigerator||10 Air Handler|
|11 Dining Recept||12 Master Bath GFI|
|13 Garage GFI Recept||14 Microwave|
|15 Bedroom #2||16 Kitchen Appliances|
|17 Bedroom #3||18 Dishwasher Disposal|
|19 Master Bedroom||20 Bath #2 GFI Recept|
|21 Master Bath Lighting||22 Whirlpool Bath (GFI here)|
|23 Great Room Recept||24 Kitchen Lighting|
|25 Great Room Lighting||26 Smoke Detectors|
|27 unused||28 Garage Hall Laundry Lighting|
|29 empty||30 empty|
We had all of the communications wiring re-done when we moved in. Originally, there were telephone outlets in the kitchen, master bedroom, and Jane's room. Cable TV was available near the BPOP in the great room and in the master bedroom. We requested over 30 drops and had them installed by Sheard Goodwin, a friend and certified cable installer. All communications wiring is now centrally routed through the garage.
When we purchased the house there was an alarm system, originally installed by Scott Alarm and most recently serviced by ADT. The alarm system by First Alert was installed haphazardly after the house was completed. There were some wired detectors near Jane's room where the main box was, but many remotes were wireless. Only large windows and doors were sensored, smaller windows had no sensors at all. There was an auxilliary motion sensor for the great room.
The system had several fundamental flaws as installed. The previous owner stated that they did not expect anyone to break in through the small windows or the back of the house (where a privacy fence provides concealement). The window sensors, both wired and wireless, interfered with pivoting the windows inwards for cleaning. Jane also dislikes alarm systems in principle.
We removed the window sensors which were adhered with double-sided foam tape, the wiring which was adhered with syrup-colored glue which didn't come up well, and the box and motion sensor. Later we removed the alarm system's interior siren and the keypad which had small holes which need to be patched underneath them. The smoke detecor has a large hole above it in the ceiling and has not been removed as of 7/27/2002. Interior decorating by the previous owners was competed after the alarm was installed, and simply worked around the alarm devices. All of the spots where devices were removed will need to be painted