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#29703 - 09/22/03 03:10 PM new construction
Randy Offline

Registered: 09/25/02
Posts: 26
Loc: Concord, Va.
does anyone have a good idea how romex would be needed to wire a new house about 1350 sq ft ?

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#29704 - 09/22/03 03:27 PM Re: new construction
Sandro Offline

Registered: 12/30/01
Posts: 449
Loc: Stoney Creek, ON, Canada
I'm guessing you mean 'how much romex'......

Approximately 2-3 150m 14-2 rolls. 1 roll of 14-3 should be adequate, 10-3 and 8-3 would have to be determined on site (measured).

#29705 - 09/22/03 05:02 PM Re: new construction
sparky Offline

Registered: 10/18/00
Posts: 5545
are we talking a minimalist approach?

#29706 - 09/22/03 07:04 PM Re: new construction
WiCeltic Offline

Registered: 10/13/01
Posts: 20
Loc: Sheboygan, Wi. USA
I just finished rough-in on 1300 sq ft ranch, used (250'coils) 5--14-2, 5--12-2 and 1--14-3 coil. No elect dryer or elect range. Panel and kitchen where on opposite ends of house. I don't skimp on outlets, bedrooms have seven plus two phones.

#29707 - 09/23/03 03:58 AM Re: new construction
Redsy Offline

Registered: 03/28/01
Posts: 2138
Loc: Bucks County PA
Just finished a 1450 sq. (2 story, basement, 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath, interconnected AC smokes, ceiling & bath fan/light, microwave, dishwasher).

Start with-
1500' 14/2 (1000' reel + 2 250' coils)
750' 12/2
500' 14/3

This may seem excessive, but it goes fast, and you still may run out of something.
If not, it will stay fresh for the next job.

#29708 - 09/23/03 07:28 AM Re: new construction
ElectricAL Offline

Registered: 10/10/01
Posts: 615
Loc: Minneapolis, MN USA
Are we talking a minimalist approach?

Well, it is the NEC, after all.
Al Hildenbrand

#29709 - 09/23/03 05:52 PM Re: new construction
Randy Offline

Registered: 09/25/02
Posts: 26
Loc: Concord, Va.
we're talking spec rules, no excess, I was told the electrical was small budget.. Thanks guys

#29710 - 09/24/03 01:51 PM Re: new construction
DougW Offline

Registered: 06/08/03
Posts: 1083
Loc: North Chicago, IL
Romex [[[Shudder]]]

I forget about that stuff until I visit my mom & in-laws who live outside of the Conduit-Zone (Chicago & suburbs).

It's fast, but gimme my EMT for upgrades & re-wires in the finished wall.

{just messin' wit'cha, guys)


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