All You Need to Know About Electrical House Wiring
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ELECTRIC HOUSE WIRING

House electrical wiring is a process of connecting different accessories for the distribution of electrical energy from the supplier to various appliances and equipment at home like television, lamps, air conditioners, etc

Electrical wiring can be tricky—especially for the novice. That’s why it’s usually best to hire a professional like us or anything other than a simple job. Otherwise, you could risk injury, damage, or fire. If you do plan to complete a DIY project that has an electrical component. 

Wiring installation codes and regulations are intended to protect people and property from

electrical shock and fire hazards. They are usually based on a model code (with or without local amendments). So, with us, you are on saver’s hand

Let us show you the different types of electrical wiring that are used in domestic properties

5 Different Types of Electrical House Wiring Systems

Cleat Wiring

This wiring comprises of PVC insulated wires or ordinary VIR that are braided and compounded. They are held on walls and ceilings using porcelain cleats with groves, wood or plastic. It is a temporary wiring system, therefore making it unsuitable for domestic premises. Moreover, a cleat wiring system is rarely being used these days.
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Casing and Capping Wiring

This wiring comprises of PVC insulated wires or ordinary VIR that are braided and compounded. They are held on walls and ceilings using porcelain cleats with groves, wood or plastic. It is a temporary wiring system, therefore making it unsuitable for domestic premises. Moreover, a cleat wiring system is rarely being used these days.

Batten Wiring

This is when a single electrical wire or a group of wires are laid over a wooden batten. The wires are held to the batten using a brass clip and spaced at an interval of 10 cm for horizontal runs and 15 cm for vertical runs.

Lead Sheathed Wiring

Lead sheathed wiring uses conductors which are insulated with VIR and are covered with an outer sheath of lead aluminum alloy which contains about 95% lead. The metal sheath gives protection to cables from mechanical damage, moisture and atmospheric corrosion.
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Conduit Wiring

There are two types of conduit wiring according to pipe installation:

  1. Surface Conduit Wiring: When GI or PVC conduits are installed on walls or roofs, it is known as surface conduit wiring. The conduits are attached to the walls with a 2-hole strap and base clip at regular distances. Electrical wires are laid inside the conduits.
  2. Concealed Conduit Wiring: When the conduits are hidden inside the wall slots or chiseled brick wall, it is called concealed conduit wiring. Electrical wires are laid inside the conduits. This is popular since it is stronger and more aesthetically appealing.

Here are some Advantages and Disadvantages of Concealed Conduit Wiring System

Advantages

  • It is a safe wiring system
  • Safe from chemical effects, humidity and other external factors
  • No risk of shock
  • It is aesthetically appealing
    • No risk of wear and tear, fire or damaged cable insulation
    • Quite reliable
    • Renovations can be easily performed as you can replace old wires easily

Disadvantages

    • Expensive as compared to surface conduit wiring
    • Changing the location of switches or appliances is difficult
    • Installation is complex
    • Hard to find defects in the wiring
    • Adding additional conduit in the future is a tedious task
    • When the wiring is not done properly or isn’t maintained well, it may lead to dangerous situations such as electrical fires.

Therefore, it is important that you take a lot of care while installing electrical wires and cables. If you are wondering which electrical wiring to install at your home, call us at (Company) as we have a wide range of wiring at competitive prices and our experienced team will guide you through the selection process.

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