Rewiring the upstairs bathroom

It’s a good idea to have a bathroom on its own circuit. But in this house, many of the rooms share the same circuit! To untangle the mess, I must run new wires to the switches and outlets. Also, there’s only one, so Amáda asked me to install a second outlet. She couldn’t have picked a trickier spot. I have to drill a wiring hole in the basement ceiling between tight pipes and framing.

Electrical switches and an outlet covered dangling from a wall junction box.
Using a long drill bit to drill a hole between two pipes in a basement ceiling.

The finished outlet is a great convenience, though. It’s on the right side of the sink. The other is far to the left, part of the same junction box as the light switch.

An outlet in a bathroom.