in Alabama , ruffly how much to wire a cheap house 24X46 materials only.
You can do anything at all in your own home. The minor electrical repairs like new plugs and sockets. but you can not do major electrical repairs like wiring and floor wiring.
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Depending on the size of the new home, it will cost between 1,500 and 3,000 dollars to run electrical wiring. The switches, boxes, and other materials will cost more or less depending on the number needed. <<>> On the average estimating a new home is $200.00 an outlet and $15.00 an amp for the service installation. At these prices you will get a qualified journeyman licensed to take out permits and a contractor that will stand behind his work if something should go wrong. Remember to tender the job to at least three different contractors for pricing before committing to let the job. The first question to ask the contractor is do you need a permit. If the answer is no, move on to another contractor. Every job needs to be inspected by an electrical inspector, your safety is at stake. Also when dealing with insurance companies, if there is no permit of inspection then there is no claim paid out to the home owner should damage be done to the home because of the non inspected wiring.
There isn't a good way to do that without knowing what you are building. Most good eletricians charge by the hour or a flat fee per job based on the type of work and working conditions. For example running wiring in a tall warehouse ceiling will cost more than wiring a new home thats still being constructed.
Copper and aluminum (or copper clad with aluminum) are often used in wiring. New aluminum connection is now limited to use service-connections by some electrical codes and can no longer be installed for branch circuit wiring.
Generally, you cannot change wiring in a home with sheet rock without significant damage to the sheet rock. If you abandon the existing wiring, which is technically a code violation, you can drill through the bottom or top of each outlet or switch box into a basement or attic and rewire that way. Replacing lighting wiring in a ceiling without an attic above cannot be done without damage to the sheet rock. An alternative is to surface mount new wiring and boxes. This adds significant cost.
Not really. The amount and size of wire is governed by regulations in each country. Using thicker wire would produce slighty lower power losses but not enough to make it worth the effort.
a new home cost about 1,000 dollars in 1950
Most likely there is an electrical short somewhere in the system, check the wiring.
When it goes to do it yourself type books I also recommend the Idiot's Guide books. Black & Decker has a good one called Basic Wiring and Electric Repair.
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