Electrical schematics

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I am making my first try at electrical wiring and was really hoping to find a drawing of the dollhouse that I could use to draw my dimensions and measurements on, rather than creating one from scratch on graph paper. Alas, the directions for the Beachside Bungalow do not have a suitable drawing that I could copy to draw on. Is there some resource somewhere where I could find something I could work with? I would like to have a permanent record of where the tapewire is located to avoid haphazardly poking holes in the wallpaper later on.

Thanks to anyone that can offer some perspective or ideas!

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I guess was hoping to find a blank schematic that I could draw on and record measurements for a permanent record, like this diagram from the Greenleaf Quick Start page (only for my house!). This would be a great resource that could be included with the assembly instructions.

But I certainly could take photos like one of your links showed. Thanks for that idea.

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Photos are really the best time saving solution.

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Hi Lita.………….I took photos of each room and included a note card in each pic with measurements.  This makes a perfect record for you and however ends up with the house. I took over a dozen of this type of picture.  One other practice is to place your wall tape at a consistent height off the floor in each room. Follow the good illustrations available on line. The electrical work was the most challenging part of my build.  Good Luck

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Once the wiring runs are in place many folks do take photos of each room for later trouble shooting, as Denise suggests.  A lot of people run tapewire an inch or two from the floor and up along the front edge of a wall, or hide roundwire behind baseboards and up corners.

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I am another one that goes the picture route.  When the wiring is all done I take a photo of each room, making notes of measurements (placement of sconces, distance a run is from a wall or window, etc).  You can file these all on the computer, but I like to print them out and place them in an envelope for future reference.  I have a file cabinet where I keep a folder on each house/roombox.

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I like the envelope idea; you can tape it to the bottom of the dollhouse for safe keeping.

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I took photos of each room to decide where I wanted to run the wires and hang the lights, attach the outlets etc.  I drew on the pics but I also drew pencil lines in the floor and down the walls which enabled me to see where things lined up and the best place to put holes etc.

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