Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Electrical

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-28-2012, 05:05 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 684
Share |
Default

How do you annotate/mark wires in the same circuit?


Is there any convention employed by the pros as far as identifying, tagging, annotation wires in the same circuit appearing twice in the same conduit?

For example I have a hot wire from circuit 7 coming into the box. The wire than runs to another box to a switch and back through the same rigid conduit. So how I have three wires in this box from circuit 7. Is there any sort of convention to mark it so I know which wire is GOING TO the switch and which wire is COMING from the switch?

miamicuse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2012, 05:16 PM   #2
Licensed electrician
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Maryland
Posts: 7,325
Default

How do you annotate/mark wires in the same circuit?


Some would use a different color for the switched hot. A tape wrap could work also.

__________________
Answers based on the National Electrical Code. Local amendments may apply. Check with your local building officials.
Jim Port is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2012, 09:41 PM   #3
" Euro " electrician
 
frenchelectrican's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: WI & France { in France for now }
Posts: 5,369
Default

How do you annotate/mark wires in the same circuit?


You can use the coloured tape simauir what the Chicago codes been using for a quite a while.

Quote:
White-Neutral
Grey-Dedicated neutral for GFCI
red-black -blue--Power
Brown--travelers for three way
purple--GFCI protected power
yellow-orange---switch legs
Note : you may want to modifed the listing if you have AFCI circuits so subuite or make a double stripe tape to indentify a AFCI protected verison.

Merci,
Marc
__________________
The answer will be based on NEC ( National Electrical code ) or CEC ( Cananda Electrical code ) or ECF ( Electrique Code France )
frenchelectrican is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Kitchen circuit re-design - Existing is a mess darlingm Electrical 5 12-31-2011 09:45 PM
Lost Neutral on K&T Circuit RST Electrical 4 11-29-2011 11:25 AM
Wiring Size Calculations for New Service CorinthWest Electrical 7 12-07-2010 11:36 AM
Tracing wires from Circuit breaker to outlet/switch Evil Scotsman Electrical 8 11-16-2010 05:38 AM
adding 2nd floor circuit by running wires outside in PVC - advice? reags Electrical 16 08-06-2010 10:32 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.