Home Improvements : About 110 Volt House Wiring

Home Improvements : About 110 Volt House Wiring


Hi I’m Tim Gipson and I’m going to talk to
you about 110 voltage wiring. Houses will run off 110 and 110 volts is what comes in.
Now you have a main service panel such as this usually located in your garage or in
a utility room within your house. That is where all your main power comes in and you
can see we have four mains right here so if I were to turn this off I would turn off all
the power in the house. Most typically houses have what we call 200 amp service or 100 amp
service just depending on the size of your house and you have a series of breakers. Now
depending on what we are running for appliances your breakers are measured in amps and amps
is the amount of electricity that can actually flow through the circuit, through a 110. So
in this case we have got 15 amp or 20 amp circuits and those would typically go to lights
or to wall outlets and then you have some larger ones here. You have a 60 amp outlet
which in this case goes to your air conditioner, the disconnects for your air conditioner.
We have got two 30 amps which go to the dryer and a couple of 50 amp circuit breakers here
which are for the stove. So certain appliances will take more amperage. Now when you are
looking at your wiring there is different gages of wiring. You have to have a certain
gage, usually a 122 for your 20 amp circuits and then your 15 amp circuits will usually
be a lighter gage such as a 14 or 16 gage. It is very important whenever you are working
with electricity as far as outlets or changing light fixtures you want to make sure that
you turn the power off and you simply do that by just snapping the circuit breaker to the
off position. Once you do that then this happens to go to this outlet here so this outlet would
be safe to work on now. I’m Tim Gipson and that is some information on 110 voltage wiring.

21 thoughts on “Home Improvements : About 110 Volt House Wiring

  1. I've heard 110, 115, 120 – my power runs at 125 according to my UPS.

    Probably different depending on the region.

  2. 120v out here in California. I dunno where in the boonies they use 110v. And this is from a "licensed remodeling contractor" HAHAHAHA

  3. TIM get a Clue and stick to the stuff U know.
    DONT USE 16 gauge wire in household wiring.. EXTREME FIRE HAzzard..

    Tired of Idiots who post info that can destroy people lives

  4. @b3in In principal he is right , but then comes "do it your self guy " and he removes the 15 am breaker and puts in a 20 amp and starts running to much off the 16 gauge outlets and the breaker does not trip and the wireing starts to melt and catch fire,,, I guess he forgot to mention this fact RIGHT? DANGER PEOPLE.

  5. @jigzignacio1 You don't convert 110V to 220V you install a 220V outlet. prop wireing and proper outlet and prope rgrounding. you mite want to look at the National Electric Code while your at it. LOL,, be safe

  6. If a line in a kitchen is hooked up to a 20Amp breaker & I changed from 1 ceiling mount lite to new pot-lites using 14/2 wire to connect them together, will the 20Amp damage the 14/2. I should of checked the Amps prior to running it, (I know that now),not even sure it is a 20Amp circut, maybe a 15, like I said, I didnt look. Should I rip it out the 14/2 if it is a 20Amp and replace it with 12/2 wire instead?

  7. @vpbubbies

    Yes i think you should rip out the 14 / 2 … it may work fine forever… throw a amprobe on it and see what your current is…. if its under 12 amps your good… however for future work on the house and future electricians comming , suck it up and replace it with 12 / 2 …. anyone who knows anything about electricity would never run 14 / 2 on a 20 amp circuit unless ur from mexico….. if your amps come up under 12 you may just want to switch to a 15 amp breaker.

  8. i have a 30amp that i use for my stove, however i got a new stove and it needs 50 amps, what is that i need to know , make sure the electrician does the job the right way, please help

  9. I can't believe this "expert" is still saying 110 & 220 volts. This went out with Edison's DC system decades ago. The AC standard is 120/240. In fact the transformer is typically tapped to put out 125/250 to compensate for line drop but under light load conditions the house voltage can be this high and still meet specs. If the outlet voltage drops below 117 you need better wiring or the poco needs to install a bigger transformer.

  10. @erickafollie 120 or 240 volts? if you have to up it to a 50 amp, make sure the electrician also puts in a heavier gauge wire running to the receptacle.

  11. @eddie1278 Yeah….Its called a second opinion. If the field didn't have so many imposters then we would be having this conversation.

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