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Old 06-13-2012, 06:33 PM   #1
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I was wondering what type of wiring to use in walls to rewire 1963 Tradewind? Can I use regular home wire, or do I need some special wire? Any help is appreciated!

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Old 06-13-2012, 06:53 PM   #2
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Old 06-13-2012, 07:17 PM   #3
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Use #12 house wire for the 110 plugs you can use automotive wire for all the 12v stuff.

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I was wondering what type of wiring to use in walls to rewire 1963 Tradewind? Can I use regular home wire, or do I need some special wire? Any help is appreciated!
I would use 14 copper stranded wire. Which you can find in any automotive store.
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Old 06-16-2012, 09:09 AM   #5
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For the 12 volt runs, use white for the ground/return wires, and black for the +12 VDC. If you have multiple 12 volt circuits, you can use different color wires for each circuit, which is what I did (black, blue, red, yellow, orange, pink, purple, and green). Helps keep the circuits separate and will make troubleshooting and future expansion easier. Some of the colors are hard to find at a local automotive store though. I ordered them online from

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I've also seen and used landscape wire. It's 2 conductor, great for running grounds with the 12v which 63 didn't do originally. Also has an extra thick insulation, great for extra protection in the walls (but make sure you have grommets where you go through metal!). It handles mositure and UV etc very well, and is very economically priced.

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