Tips For A Good Electrician

There are some basic tips for a good electrical installation.

What are the most common mistakes in installing a home electric grid?

The first has to do with a deficiency in the design of the installation or network, many times the master electricians do not print on a sheet of paper the planting of this installation, which consists of a drawing or sketch to determine the distribution of dampers, outlets, lighting, etcetera. Electricians are also sometimes called when the construction of the house is already well advanced, which forces them to mentally improvise the distribution of this network, causing errors to be made.

Another of the most common mistakes happens when you begin with the laying of cables, either in their paths, moorings or in the quantity and caliber of them, causing with this short circuits, energy leaks to some element of the construction, as conductive tubes, rods, or deficient supply.

What are the most recommended materials for the electrical installation of a home?

The minimum materials required in the construction of a house are: registration boxes, dampers, outlets, lamps, etc. — and ducts through which the wiring passes — which can be either metal for thick or thin wall or PVC, this being one of the most used.

Also needed are conductors, i.e cables with a plastic insulating lining. The ideal metal for this type of conductor is copper, there is more.

In addition, 30-amp blade switches and load centers using thermomagnetic switches are required. Usually, taking into account the regulations, both switches must be installed. An element that is of great importance and which few constructors take into account is the use of the system to earth, that is to say, have an element that goes to the physical earth, which can be a rod or copper conductor buried in the ground and a naked cable that travels through all the ducts of the electrical installation.

What other advice can be given to electricians to ensure quality work?

A first tip is that when working do not do it on a wet floor or after having been in contact with water without making sure to be completely dry, because when handling electricity in this condition we are more susceptible to an electric shock. Another basic tip is to cut off the main supply and directly verify that there is no power supply, simply with a socket and a bulb.

There are some houses with a ring-shaped installation, where even the power is cut, we can be the connector of this and receive a discharge. That is why you should always have an insulating element, either on the floor, with rubber shoes, gloves, wood on the floor or any material not conducting electricity.

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