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Electrical Wiring for a Workshop or Barn

Updated: January 19, 2020 by: Dave Rongey

How to Plan and Install Electrical Wiring for Your Workshop or Barn: Selecting the Electric Panel Size Based Upon the Proposed Electrical Circuits.


How to Install Underground Electrical Cable for a RV Motor Home

Updated: October 22, 2016 by: Dave Rongey

How to Install Underground Cable for an RV Motor Home: Sizing Electrical Cable for an RV Motor Home Panel, Examples for Determining Underground Electrical Cable Sizes.


Wire Size for a Home Electrical Service Panel

Updated: October 16, 2016 by: Dave Rongey

How to Size Wire for an Electrical Service Panel: What kind of wires do I need to get power to my home?


Why a Home has Motors and Transformers Burning Up

Updated: March 21, 2016 by: Dave Rongey

Why is this home burning up lighting transformers and motors? How Voltage Drop can Cause Problems with a Home Electrical System.


Long Distance Electrical Wiring

Updated: September 4, 2013 by: Dave Rongey

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.


Voltage Drop and Electrical Service Planning

Updated: August 26, 2011 by: Dave Rongey

I need to run close to 250′ at 220v for 20A (or 110v for 40A, but considering the length of run and voltage drop over distance, presume to go with 220v) wire size is borderline between #6 and #8…


Calculating Voltage Drop for an Electrical Circuit

Updated: July 18, 2010 by: Dave Rongey

I need a 20amp feed 700 feet away from the service. What size wire should I use…