DIYnot
Local | Network
   DIYnot > Forums
Local | Network
DIYnot Network Local DIYnot Network Local  
  Forum IndexForum Index     RulesRules    HelpHelp     Join FREERegister Free     About CookiesCookies     SearchSearch     LoginLogin 

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


 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    DIYnot.com Forum Index > Electrics Outside of the UK
Search this topic :: View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Ovis

from Nigeria

Joined: 15 Aug 2011
Posts: 8
Location: Nigeria

PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 10:28 am Reply with quote

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
Back to top
 Alert Moderators

If you do not want to see this advert, click here to login or if you are new click here to join free.
mattylad

from United Kingdom

Joined: 26 Apr 2008
Posts: 4136
Location: United Kingdom
Thanked: 128 times

PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 6:58 pm Reply with quote

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 icon_smile.gif

Then add some more to it.
Back to top
 Alert Moderators
Ovis

from Nigeria

Joined: 15 Aug 2011
Posts: 8
Location: Nigeria

PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 3:09 am Reply with quote

@mattylad,tanx.....but is there any rough calculation for that from the house plan?
Back to top
 Alert Moderators
plugwash

from United Kingdom

Joined: 28 Mar 2004
Posts: 8569
Location: United Kingdom
Thanked: 229 times

PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:55 pm Reply with quote

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.
Back to top
 Alert Moderators
Search this topic :: View previous topic :: View next topic  
Post new topic   Reply to topic    DIYnot.com Forum Index > Electrics Outside of the UK All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
Similar Topics   Replies   Views   Posted 
Desperate for help.... what's my purple wire for 3 680 Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:11 pm
How to wire two lights from a single switch 3 520 Mon Nov 14, 2011 4:49 pm
Light Fixture wire colours not normal 2 600 Fri Nov 11, 2011 7:27 pm
How to wire a US lamp to Aus Standards? 4 260 Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:00 am
Where to buy standard domestic wire on a roll 3 340 Sun Oct 06, 2013 5:58 pm


 
DIYnot
Find an Expert | Find a Supplier | Search DIYnot.com
Network | Advertising | Newsletter
DIY | DIY How To | @home | DIY Wiki | DIY Forum
By using this site you agree to our Terms of Service / Disclaimer.
Please read our Privacy Policy. Copyright © 2000-2014 DIYnot Limited.