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new construction #29703
09/22/03 05:10 PM
09/22/03 05:10 PM
Randy  Offline OP
Joined: Sep 2002
Posts: 25
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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Re: new construction #29704
09/22/03 05:27 PM
09/22/03 05:27 PM
Sandro  Offline
Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 444
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).

Re: new construction #29705
09/22/03 07:02 PM
09/22/03 07:02 PM
sparky  Online Content
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 5,344
are we talking a minimalist approach?

Re: new construction #29706
09/22/03 09:04 PM
09/22/03 09:04 PM
WiCeltic  Offline
Joined: Oct 2001
Posts: 20
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.

Re: new construction #29707
09/23/03 05:58 AM
09/23/03 05:58 AM
Redsy  Offline
Joined: Mar 2001
Posts: 2,056
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.

Re: new construction #29708
09/23/03 09:28 AM
09/23/03 09:28 AM
ElectricAL  Offline
Joined: Oct 2001
Posts: 597
Minneapolis, MN USA
Are we talking a minimalist approach?

LOL [Linked Image]
Well, it is the NEC, after all.

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Re: new construction #29709
09/23/03 07:52 PM
09/23/03 07:52 PM
Randy  Offline OP
Joined: Sep 2002
Posts: 25
Concord, Va.
we're talking spec rules, no excess, I was told the electrical was small budget.. Thanks guys

Re: new construction #29710
09/24/03 03:51 PM
09/24/03 03:51 PM
DougW  Offline
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 1,143
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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