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Long Distance Electrical Wiring

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.

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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 in Oregon.

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

How to Install and Connect Long Distance Electrical Wiring

Application: Install Electrical Wiring.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced. This electrical project is best performed by a Licensed Electrician.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools and a Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience, ability to work with tools.
Precaution: Identify the circuit, turn it OFF and  Tag it with a Note before working with the wiring.
Notice: Installing additional electrical wiring should be done according to local and national electrical codes with a permit and be inspected.

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2 Responses to “Long Distance Electrical Wiring”
  1. 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?

    • 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

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