By Dave Rongey Summary: Here is a Great Electrical Wiring Question - Frank from Illinois asks: How many romex 12-2 and how many 14-3 wires am I able to run through an interior wall separating two rooms?In this article on Home Wiring Remodel Tips we will take a look at how to safely install romex house wire and methods to protect the wire from damage.
The Protection of Electrical Wiring is Extremely Important
Always use the correct size wire for your circuit. If adding onto an existing circuit make sure to match the existing wire size and type.
Install wiring so that it is protected and will not be damaged by dry wall or wall covering fasteners such as screws or nails.
Drill holes in the center of the framing stud. Before drilling holes look on the opposite side of the framing stud to be sure it is clear of other wiring, pipes or any other existing such system device components.
Always use Metal Safety Plates to protect the electrical wiring where it could be damaged from wall covering nails or screws.
Great Electrical Wiring Question - Here is the Answer!
There is no limit as to how many Romex wires you can run between two rooms, the home wiring method would be the factor when wiring remodel construction projects.
The path for the Romex wiring must be installed using methods which will protect the wiring from nails and screws used to install sheet rock and other wall coverings.
Drill the holes for the Romex in the center of the wall studs or framing material used for your remodel construction. If the holes get too close the outside of the studs, then be sure to protect the home wiring or Romex by using Safety Plates, also know as Nail Plates.
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Flickering Light Fixture Problem
Since a few days the lights in my whole house flicker ( suddenly turn off and on) for less than a second. it happens 5-6 times a day. I installed a chandelier few days ago and I think it started after that. is it possible that in case I did something wrong with the wiring in the chandelier, the lights throughout the house can be affected? or is it an indication of some other major issue?
Dave’s Reply: From what you have described, if the all of the lights in the house flicker, and there are problems with receptacle outlets as well, then it is very possible there is a problem within the main electrical system at the condo.
The wiring connections for the new chandelier should be checked to make sure there are no loose wiring connections, because if there was a problem it would only affect one or possibly two circuits in the condo.
If the light fixture wiring looks OK, then notify the condo complex property manager about the problem so they can investigate the problem further with a qualified electrician.
Home Electrical Wiring
All home electrical wiring projects should be performed correctly by trained and qualified individuals who understand the principles of electrical circuit wiring and the basic fundamentals of home construction.
Detailed information is provided throughout areas of this website about the complexity of specific projects to help assist with you to understand the scope of work involved.
The following categories will provide more specific information for each project - below is an Example:
Electrical Project Skill Level:
Intermediate to Advanced - Best performed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor.
Electrical Tools Required:
Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools and a Voltage Tester.
Depends on the personal level experience, ability to work with tools, install electrical circuit wiring, and the available access to the project area.
Identify the electrical circuits found in the project area, turn them OFF and Tag them with a Note before working with the electrical wiring.
Home Electrical Parts and Materials:
Electrical parts and materials should be approved for the specific project and compliant with local and national electrical codes.
Electrical Codes and Inspections:
Installing additional home electrical wiring should be done according to local and national electrical codes with a permit and be inspected.
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