HOW TO ESTIMATE THE AMOUNT OF WIRE TO WIRE A NEW BUILDING

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  1. Ovis

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    Good morning all,i am to estimate the amount of wire to use to wire a 4 bedroom flat.how do i estimate the total lenght of wire for live,neutral,and earth for the ring circuit.And that of AC circuit.
    please any rough method of calculation?
    please do help a brother.
    thanks.
    ovis
     
  2. mattylad

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    Go around the property laying a roll of string along where wires would go, then when you have finished you can ask - how long is a piece of string and you will already have your answer :)

    Then add some more to it.
     
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    @mattylad,tanx.....but is there any rough calculation for that from the house plan?
     
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    Take your plan
    Work out where you want the electrical accessories
    Work out how the cable will be routed between them (making sure you are aware of the local rules for routing cables whatever they may be)
    Add up the lengths.
    Add some more on to allow for unanticipated routing issues.
     

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