Long Distance Electrical Wiring


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

How to Install and Connect Long Distance Electrical Wiring: Ohms Law and Voltage Drop Calculations, Increased Wire Sizes and Connections to Electrical Devices, Sizing the Circuit Breaker.


Guide for Installing Long Distance Electrical Wires

Electrical Question: Can wires be trimmed down to fit into terminals or lugs or should I pull the wire out and replace it with smaller gauge wire?

This electrical wiring question came from: Robert, a Homeowner from Oregon City, OR.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Robert.

How to Install and Connect Long Distance Electrical Wiring

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2 Responses to “Long Distance Electrical Wiring”
  1. Dave Rongey says:

    Hi Bill,
    Some circuit breakers will accommodate a conversion lug for the larger wire size, or strands of wire may be trimmed carefully to allow maximum termination to the circuit breaker. Apply electrical tape as needed to insulate the trimmed portion of wire.
    Thanks for sharing your well pump wiring question with us,
    Dave

  2. bill says:

    I want to run a 30 amp 240volt circuit 1000 ft for a well pump. The wire size has been increased because for voltage drop. How can I connect # 1 AWG to a 30 amp breaker?