When it comes to being a homeowner, knowing the basics of electrical wiring can save you money and some headaches. Electrical wires come in different gauges or sizes and the heavier the gauge, the thicker the copper wire will be. The thicker the copper wire, the more electrical current the wire will carry before it overheats. It is very important to use the proper gauge wire because if not it can cause a fire or cause a malfunction in your circuit breaker.
- Electrical wiring comes in different gauges, and the heavier the gauge the thicker the copper wire will be.
- The heavier a gauge is, the more electrical current the wire can carry without overheating which can cause issues.
- If an improper gauge wire is used with the wrong circuit breaker it can start a fire or cause the electrical circuit to malfunction.
“Electrical work, like everything else in life, can run the gamut from very basic to extremely complex. It is helpful for every DIY-minded homeowner to have at least a basic understanding of electrical work. This article will attempt to reveal some of the mystery surrounding the maze of wiring that runs throughout your home and that makes everything in it work with the flick of a switch.”