Electrical rough-in

Question Icon
Posted by: from Mississauga
1/1/2012 at 10:05:54 AM

I will be installing/or having someone install t-bar ceiling in my basement. Should I do the electrical rough-in for pot lighting before or after the t-bar?

Also, what is the ideal flooring for a concrete basement?


User Icon
Dave from 360renos in Navan
Date/Time1/1/2012 at 9:52:32 PM

Hi Michael,

Do your rough in before the T-bar grid is installed as it will be easier to complete.

At this point you should know how many and where you want to place your pot lights. Preferably symmetrically in the grid pattern throughout the space. So when you staple the wiring at each pot light location leave enough excess wiring that you can place the light in the correct location in the grid and tile.

Good luck with your project



613-429-5000 or

Cell 613-282-2124

User Icon
Robert from Electrilight Ltd. in Oakville
Date/Time1/20/2012 at 11:20:32 AM


As previously mentioned, best do any work prior to installing t-bar as drilling, hammering, screwing and pulling wires in after can certainly bend your T-bar and usually slows the electrical installation process, costing you more money and time.

Electrilight Ltd.

Search the TrustedPros directory and discover the best contractors in your area.

Find your home service pro
Great renovations start with a great contractor.

Since 2004, TrustedPros has been helping homeowners find the right contractor for their home improvements and repairs.

Post Your Project

Within hours you'll be comparing offers from top-rated professionals. It's free to post and you're under no obligation to hire.

Trustedpros Inc. does not warrant the accuracy, completeness, safety, legality or usefulness of any Content, or Whether Content is Current and up-to-date, and TrustedPros Inc. Shall have no liability whatsoever with respect to your use or reliance upon any content or for content being removed or otherwise ceasing to be available. Please refer to the terms and conditions of use of this websites for more details.

Get Free Estimates

Post your project and compare offers from top-rated pros.