Home How-To Handbook: Electrical

Home How-To Handbook: Electrical

by Rick Peters
     
 

It’s important to know how to take care of electrical problems in the home, and this manual explains everything from basics to projects to troubleshooting. Find out the fundamentals of electricity, including power distribution and branch circuits, and examine a blueprint of standard house wiring. See which tools and materials are required to do the standard

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It’s important to know how to take care of electrical problems in the home, and this manual explains everything from basics to projects to troubleshooting. Find out the fundamentals of electricity, including power distribution and branch circuits, and examine a blueprint of standard house wiring. See which tools and materials are required to do the standard jobs. Get the know-how to prepare, route, and secure wire and cable; to work with conduits and boxes; and to identify bad subpanels, switches, and receptacles. The practical projects include installing recessed lighting and fans; wiring a garage; and networking computers.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal - Library Journal
Building and DIY author Peters (Sheds and Garages) turns his expertise to different house systems in these compact little handbooks, both chock-full of pictures and illustrations and aimed at the general homeowner. Each is organized by house system basics, projects, and troubleshooting. Peters's explanation of the house systems is excellent- "electrical" goes into, e.g., currents, circuitry, and conduits while "plumbing" covers, e.g., water supply, piping, and fixtures. Electrical projects include installing a ceiling fan and a thermostat and fixing a light. Plumbing projects address replacing a faucet, installing a toilet, and dealing with clogs. As is typical with this author, everything is carefully explained in understandable language for the layperson. While neither of these manuals is meant to be exhaustive (indeed, the repairs addressed are quite general), each offers exceptional coverage. Recommended for public libraries. Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402732003
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
11/28/2006
Series:
Home how-to Series
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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