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Home wiring is serious business
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.
* Understand how to use the National Electrical Code (NEC) and meet its requirements
* Install a safe electrical service entrance and branch circuits
* Use the appropriate cables, wires, conduits, and boxes for your home's needs
* Find specialized information about electric heating, mobile home wiring, and other unique applications
* Learn to install wiring for cable TV, telephones, broadband Internet, home networks, and security systems
* Be able to make accurate load calculations
Chapter 1: Wiring Basics.
Chapter 2: Electrical Services.
Chapter 3: Branch Circuits and Loads.
Chapter 4: Materials and Methods.
Chapter 5: Wiring for Electric House Heating.
Chapter 6: Mobile Homes.
Chapter 7: Cable TV, Broadband, Telephone, and Security.
Chapter 8: How to Wire a House.
Appendix A: Calculations for Dwellings.
Appendix B: Farm Buildings.
Appendix C: Audio and Home Theater Installations.
Appendix D: The Internet as Entertainment.