Home Wiring Types


Home Wiring Types - when wiring a house there are many types wire to choose from some copper others aluminum some rated for outdoors others indoors in general however there are only a couple varieties used for wiring a residential home while the terms wire and cable are often used interchangeably wire is one electrical conductor and cable is a group of wires or conductors encased in sheathing the national electrical code nec and local building codes regulate the types of wire and cable that can be used in specific electrical applications as well as the manner of installation lead sheathed wiring the type of wiring employs conductors that are insulated with vir and covered with an outer sheath of lead aluminum alloy containing about 95 of lead the metal sheath given protection to cables from mechanical damage moisture and atmospheric corrosion in the electrical wire history old wire identification article below.

we illustrate a variety of types of electrical wiring found in older buildings based on the wire insulation material asbestos cloth plastic metal and the wire material itself copper aluminum copper clad aluminum tinned copper span class news dt oct 08 2013 span nbsp 0183 32 whether you re building a new home or replacing the wiring in an older home use this guide to learn more about the types of electrical wiring monly used in homes these days we ve separated the guide into two sections wires cables and materiality types of electrical wiring wires cables non metallic sheathed wire span class news dt mar 15 2015 span nbsp 0183 32 types of wires cables the two most mon types of single conductor wires are thw and thwn thhn which are protected by metal or plastic sheathing the wires themselves can be either solid or stranded solid core wire produces the best connections but its stiffness.

makes it more difficult than stranded wire to route through conduit



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