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Skilled Trades 1201

Provincial Electrical Code

Electrical Code
Wire Size
The diameter of the wire determines the
amount of current that can safely flow
through it.

Electrical Code
Wire Size
The diameter of the wire determines the
amount of current that can safely flow
through it.
Wires are sized according to a table known
as the American Wire Gauge (AWG).

Electrical Code
Wire Size
Wire size varies from AWG 40 to 0000 with
40 being the smallest and 0000 the largest.

Electrical Code
Wire Size
Wire size varies from AWG 40 to 0000 with
40 being the smallest and 0000 the largest.
The larger the number the smaller the wire
diameter.

Electrical Code
Common Residential Wire Sizes

Electrical Code
Common Residential Wire Sizes
# 24 AWG Used for Computers

Electrical Code
Common Residential Wire Sizes
# 24 AWG Used for Computers
# 22 AWG Used for Telephone

Electrical Code
Common Residential Wire Sizes
# 24 AWG Used for Computers
# 22 AWG Used for Telephone
# 18 AWG Used for Doorbell Circuit

Electrical Code
Common Residential Wire Sizes
# 24 AWG Used for Computers
# 22 AWG Used for Telephone
# 18 AWG Used for Doorbell Circuit
# 14 AWG Used for Light, Switches,
Receptacles,

Electrical Code
Common Residential Wire Sizes
# 12 AWG Used for Light, Switches,
Receptacles, Baseboard
Heaters, , Hot Water Heaters

Electrical Code
Common Residential Wire Sizes
# 12 AWG Used for Light, Switches,
Receptacles, Baseboard
Heaters, , Hot Water Heaters
# 10 AWG Used for Clothes Dryers

Electrical Code
Common Residential Wire Sizes
# 12 AWG Used for Light, Switches,
Receptacles, Baseboard
Heaters, , Hot Water Heaters
# 10 AWG Used for Clothes Dryers
# 8 AWG Used for Electric Range

Electrical Code
Common Residential Wire Sizes
# 12 AWG Used for Light, Switches,
Receptacles, Baseboard
Heaters, , Hot Water Heaters
# 10 AWG Used for Clothes Dryers
# 8 AWG Used for Electric Range
# 2 AWG Used for Ground Wire

Electrical Code
Common Residential Wire Sizes
# 000 AWG Service Entrance Cable

Electrical Code
Common Residential Wire Sizes
# 000 AWG Service Entrance Cable
# 0000 AWG Service Entrance Cable

Electrical Code
Residential Wire Colour Code
Hot Wire Black or any other colour except
White, Green, bare copper.

Electrical Code
Residential Wire Colour Code
Hot Wire - Black or any other colour except
White, Green, bare copper.
Neutral Wire White, Is grounded at the main
switch and runs to each 120V outlet
without interruption.

Electrical Code
Residential Wire Colour Code
Hot Wire - Black or any other colour except
White, Green, Bare Copper.
Neutral Wire White, Is grounded at the main
switch and runs to each 120V outlet
without interruption.
Ground Wire Green or Bare Copper

Electrical Code
Residential Wire Colour Code
2-Wire Circuit
Black and White Wires-Used for lights and
receptacles in 120 volts AC circuits.

Electrical Code
Residential Wire Colour Code
2-Wire Circuit
Black and White Wires - Used for lights and
receptacles in 120 volts AC circuits.
Black and Red Wires Used for electric heaters
and hot water tanks in 220 volt circuits

Electrical Code
Residential Wire Colour Code
2-Wire Circuit
Black and White Wires - Used for lights and
receptacles in 120 volts AC circuits.
Black and Red Wires Used for electric heaters
and hot water tanks in 220 volt circuits
Black and Red Wires Used between switch
and lighting outlets.

Electrical Code
Residential Wire Colour Code
3-Wire Circuit
Black, Red, White or Green Wires
Used for electric Dryers and Ranges.

Residential Electrical Regulations


Governing Bodies that control Residential
Wiring

Residential Electrical Regulations


Governing Bodies that control Residential
Wiring
Regulations of building and electrical codes
is a provincial jurisdiction. Each province
regulates by passing laws which mandates a
standard set of codes and regulations

Residential Electrical Regulations


The Standards Council of Canada is a
federal crown corporation, which has
advisors from all the provinces, that create a
set of standards and codes for many areas of
construction, including electrical.

Residential Electrical Regulations


Regulations that govern the electrical trades
are:
Canadian Electrical Codes
Municipal Electrical Codes
CSA and UL
Insurance Regulations