Do you want to live in a new house that was the "low bid?"
By using a
conductor only one size larger than the Code required minimum can
provide a quick payback in savings.
Rough-In, Plan Reading, Symbols,
Abbreviations, Drilling and Notching Lumber, Cable (Romex or Metal
Clad), Studs (wood or metal), Connecting Devices, Low-Bid Cost Voltage
Drop (wasted electricity $$$), The Load Tester, Electrical Shock
(Safety 70E), Designing (service sizing, neutral sizing, panelboard
schedule, balance loads).
The home owner needs to sit with the
electrical installer over a cup of coffee to be assured their new home
will be capable of supplying enough circuits for the new higher wattage
appliances. Eliminate the
#14 wire, it shouldn't be allowed in the home.
Advantages of installing #14 Romex
over #12 Romex in a house.
•Easier to pull
•Easier to staple
•Easier to terminate
Are the connections torqued to the required inch-pounds? Are you
kidding me?? Reducing labor hours requires back stabbing the
receptacles with #14 wire.
all the newer appliances do you want to live in a new home that was the
"low bid?" Eliminate the #14 wire, it shouldn't be allowed in the home.
Eliminate cords. Do you only want two circuits in the kitchen?
I certainly realize the "low bid"
generally gets the job. Well how do you
compete for the lowest bid? Well
volume buying if you can, lowest
priced materials, lowest labor
It's best to go over the electrical
plans and install a new
home wired for the future. Once the
walls are up and painted it gets very expensive
to add new circuits.
If a person lived in the
house say for 20 years
as some do, the cost of voltage drop on ONE CIRCUIT in the
house, if the utility company didn't raise the rate in 20 years and the
resistance of the receptacle circuit didn't increase over the 20 years,
the cost would be $41.88 x 20 years = $837!! For only ONE circuit in the
But the advertisements you receive on
saving energy are on insulating your home better, installing new
efficient windows, energy efficient appliances, etc. Have you ever received an
advertisement on lowering voltage drop by having your home load tested
to see how much electricity ALL your circuits are wasting not just the
one circuit example. Does anyone other than me really care?
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Wiring The New Home