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Types of Wires Your House Needs

There is a network of wires that is essentially needed while you are rewiring or building up your property. Even for modern properties the same standard is followed for wiring because basics are the same. Cleat wiring, capping wiring, batten wiring, conduit wiring, lead sheathed wiring are the ones that are used for electrical house wiring. You must know which wire is used in house, the identification of these basic type of wires will be helpful for you.

Types of wires:

Lets get to know these nitty-gritty details of wires your house needs:

Mentioned below are the most common and basic types of wires your house need. Dig deeper and grasp the information that you would find really informative.

  • NM Cable

NM cable is one of the most basics and common wires that are used in house. The other term that is used for NM cable is Romex. This type of wire is used in the internal parts and in absolute dry locations. It is actually a circuit wiring. It comes in a tubular shape that is flat in look. Its network goes through floor and walls of your house. They are unseen. NM cable is used widely in light fixtures.

  • Coaxial Cable

Coaxial wire is though not so common type of wire yet it is considered a standard for tv, cable service or antenna. Now-a-days it is used for the link of satellite dishes.

  • Low-Voltage Wire

This type of wire is used for circuits that usually require almost 50 volts. Low-voltage wires are mostly of tiny size. It has a different look as compare to a standard circuit wire. The use of these wires is for doorbells, landscape lighting, speaker system, sprinkler system and thermostat.

  • THHN/THWN Wire

THHN/THWN are the wires that are solo conductors. It is basically the codes of the two widely common types of wires (insulated) that are used inside the conduit. Both of the wires come with the insulation that is color-coded. These wires are guarded by a plastic conduit. It is used in the areas like garage and basements.

  • UF Cable

UF wire stands for Underground Feeder. It is manufactured for damp and wet zones. This nonmetallic wire is also used in direct internal ground area. It is used in the main circuit wiring and this wire carries a huge voltage. It supplies electricity in outdoor fixtures.

  • Phone + Data Wire

These wires are also of low-volts. There usage is for internet hookups and for landline. These wires widely used for transmitting data and phone. It has an optimal quality and plenty of capacity as compare to a common phone wire. It is low-voltage wire that makes it safe to use.

So these are the wires your house and your property needs whether you are going to build a new one or you are going to renovate it. To have a little know-how of these electrical wires is literally a half a battle.

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