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House electrical wiring

Unread post #1 by nick » Tue Jul 26, 2016 8:14 pm

What is the standard wire sizes you use for electrical outlet? Lights? Aircon? Heater?
Sample 1 HP aircon
6 kW water heater
Up to how many outlet per breaker?
How many light per breaker?

What is the wire size that will fit a 16 amp rating outlet?

Please indicate what you use based from your experience.
I know that it all depends on the load.
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Re: House electrical wiring

Unread post #2 by nick » Tue Jul 26, 2016 8:22 pm

For the grounding here in manila, do you make your own house electrical ground like tapping into your rebars or do you cennect directly to the meralco grounding system?
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Unread post #3 by joey81 » Tue Jul 26, 2016 9:17 pm

Not really answering your questions, but I think this might be helpful:

http://www.phelpsdodge.com.ph/wp-conten ... HWN-21.pdf
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Unread post #4 by bigfoot » Tue Jul 26, 2016 9:35 pm

Standard is usually 12AWG(20A) for CO, and 14AWG for lighting fixtures, but with the LEDs, maybe a smaller wire gauge is enough.

Phelp Dodge, Duraflex are one of the reliable ones.
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Unread post #5 by bryant77 » Tue Jul 26, 2016 11:55 pm

nick wrote:What is the standard wire sizes you use for electrical outlet? Lights? Aircon? Heater?
Sample 1 HP aircon
6 kW water heater
Up to how many outlet per breaker?
How many light per breaker?

What is the wire size that will fit a 16 amp rating outlet?

Please indicate what you use based from your experience.
I know that it all depends on the load.


We are using #12THHN wire for outlets, #12THHN and #14THHN for lights.
For 1 HP aircon #12 THHN wire, water heater #10THHN.

How many outlet?light? depending on the ampacity of the wire and the # of loads per circuit.

For house wiring normally separate yun circuit ng Refrigerator, water heater, aircon, outlet, light, range, oven, kitchen counter height outlet, pump and motor.

Take Note: Before we do the wiring installation we have a set of Electrical Plans signed and sealed by a Professional Electrical Engineer. He's the one who compute for the sizes and wire to be used. Including the breakers, panel board, size of main service entrance wire and size of conduits.
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Unread post #6 by imcnovicio » Wed Jul 27, 2016 8:41 am

Mas ok din gamitin romex type indoor wiring para isang latagan na lang

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Unread post #7 by nick » Wed Jul 27, 2016 10:07 am

Thanks bry, i will consult my electrical friend for this
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Unread post #8 by nick » Thu Jul 28, 2016 12:11 am

Just learned today that those outlet that can accept stranded wires correctly are those with screw type terminals.
It means that most of the available electrical outlet and switches are made for the solid copper wire.

I saw a sheinder electric brand outlets and switches they are for stranded and solid copper wire, anyone used there products here?
The other brand i saw that can accept stranded wire is Meiji outlets and switches but most of the brands like akari, royu, panasonic, omni and others can only use a solid copper wire.
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Unread post #9 by Violaine » Thu Jul 28, 2016 4:00 am

I too have been searching for the best bang for the buck switches and outlets and found that Schneider brand is the best (locally)..I would like to find out where to buy these stuff directly from the dealer (only God knows where) and not from Ace hardware store at SM malls coz they are comparatively expensive. I plan to use this brand in future house build.
Another equally built brand but lesser known is the Meiji brand. I built my shop wiring using this stuff to accept bigger stranded wires.
We are flooded with mediocre switches and outlets and I listed them here in order in terms of build quality ....Omni...Akari...Firefly....Royu....
National Panasonic and Hitachi are still worthy but I prefer the paperwhite color of the Schneider, aesthetically speaking.
And also, I don't want to imagine Mr. Vic Sotto, every time I plug my appliance into some wall outlets. Tide ultra is enough for him.
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Unread post #10 by nick » Thu Jul 28, 2016 10:12 am

Doc V how is the meiji socket performing?
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