Audel House Wiring / Edition 8

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That's why, especially if you're not an electrician, you need the clear, well-ordered guidance in this book -- the same one you may have seen in your father's toolbox. Now fully updated to cover home networking and other 21st century developments, this all-new edition gives you the guidelines, rules, and step-by-step instructions you need to do the job safely and with confidence.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764569562
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/3/2004
  • Edition description: All New 8th Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 610,430
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword vii
Chapter 1 Wiring Basics 1
Safety 1
The National Electrical Code 3
Enforcement 9
Chapter 2 Electrical Services 11
Service Basics 11
Overhead Service Components 15
Residential Underground Service 15
NEC Requirements for Services 20
Service-Entrance Location 21
Installation of Service Drops 22
Installation of Service Laterals 25
Service Entrances and Equipment 28
Grounding of Services 31
Chapter 3 Branch Circuits and Loads 47
Definitions 48
Calculations 50
Placing Outlets 58
Placing Switches 60
Chapter 4 Materials and Methods 61
Nonmetallic-Sheathed Cable (Types NM and NMC) 61
Underground Feeder and Branch-Circuit Cable (Type UF) 72
Metal-Clad Cable (Type AC) 75
Service-Entrance Cable (Types SE and USE) 77
Electrical Metallic Tubing 83
Rigid Metal Conduit 91
Boxes and Fittings 96
Chapter 5 Wiring for Electric House Heating 117
Environmental Issues 117
Electrical Protection Issues 118
Installation of Electric Heating 119
Chapter 6 Mobile Homes 127
Requirements Differences 127
Chapter 7 Cable TV, Broadband, Telephone, and Security 135
Cable TV Wiring 135
Telephone Wiring 136
Broadband and Home Networks 140
Security Systems 145
Chapter 8 How to Wire a House 147
The Process 147
Service-Entrance Location 151
Service Size 154
Feeder Panels and Branch-Circuit Overcurrent Devices 156
Number of Outlets Per Circuit 159
Circuits 162
Conduit 163
Circuit Layout 167
Color-Coding 170
Box Fill 173
Installation of Cables 176
Box and Device Grounding 178
Wiring Basements 180
Adding Wire to Old Homes 181
Appendix A Calculations for Dwellings 183
Calculation No. 1 183
Optional Calculations 186
Calculation No. 2 188
Calculation No. 3 188
Calculation No. 4 189
Calculation No. 5 191
Motor Loads 192
Appendix B Farm Buildings 193
Example of a Farm Calculation 194
Appendix C Audio and Home Theater Installations 199
Sound Systems 199
Integrated Entertainment Systems 204
Home Theater 205
Video Distribution 210
Appendix D The Internet as Entertainment 213
Why Use a Computer for Entertainment? 213
Computers Outfitted for Entertainment 215
Index 221
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