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.