Between the last post I made on the tiny house and this one we moved it to a new location! We originally started working on the trailer at my parents acreage. My dad had a welder and other tools I needed for the trailer conversion. Once the conversion was complete we moved the trailer to the acreage we were renting up until we had the exterior done. Having the house outside our front door made the building process easier since we could eliminate travel time. We decided to move back in with my parents while we finished the build, mainly to free up funds to dedicate to the tiny house.
Once moved it was back to work. One of my best friends is an electrician and he helped us a lot on the wiring install. Having handy friends sure does help. Community is one of the biggest assets you can utilize when building a tiny house.
This video was made part way through the electrical installation. I discuss my thought process on why I chose to to have both an AC and DC system and the advantages of having an off grid capable tiny home. I also mention increasing the gauge of wiring for some of the DC circuits. The reason why I did this was to reduce the power loss of running DC power over longer distances. The reason why the electrical grid is set up to use AC is because it has the ability to transmit over great distances without as much power loss as DC.
The tool I used for figuring the optimal wire gauge for my needs is found here.