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Wheel House Remodel


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I have a wheel house that needs some upgrades. I am going to rip out the inside paneling, install a new furnace, lighting, basically start over on the inside. It is spray foamed and has 2x2's for studs.

My initial questions are:

I was looking at wire yesterday at big box(s)and found a 500 foot spool of stranded 14 2 inside wall speaker wire. that seemed reasonable. Good enough for led lights? I am looking for ideas on how to terminate them all on a control panel.

I am planning on getting a forced air furnace. Any models quieter? Does mounting it inside cabinets vs. under a bunk help with the noise?

I have never installed tongue and groove before if I choose one for the walls is nailing it on top, bottom, and when I have a stud good enough or do I need to install some cross pieces as well?

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That speaker wire should be good enough, but maybe someone else will have a different opinion. I'm using something similar in mine.

I've never compared the Atwood vs Suburban, but from what people have told me, the Suburban is a little quieter. I had the NT20 in my last house. It worked well, and was only a 2.8amp draw. I am putting the SF25 in my new one, and it is a much higher draw, around 7 amps, but it is supposed to be quieter.

For wiring, check out the Progressive Dynamics PD4045 power panel (or similar). You basically run one power wire to it from your batteries, power out is fused in individual circuits, and then those wires get run to your switches, and then from switches to the fixture.

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