Illustrated Guide to the NEC / Edition 5

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Overview

ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO THE NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE 5E provides readers with a unique approach to mastering the Code, using highly-detailed, technically-accurate illustrations and visuals to break down and simplify the expanding volume and complexity of the 2011 National Electrical Code. By translating the sometimes vague, complicated wording of the Code into straightforward illustrations and clear explanations, this book provides a resource that will facilitate comprehension and application of Code requirements for beginning and master electricians alike. Material is organized logically, covering fundamental provisions first, then grouping code requirements by the type of occupancy, beginning with one-family dwellings and progressing on to multi-family housing, commercial locations, and special occupancies. This organization also reflects how information is needed when working in the electrical industry, better preparing readers for the real world. The fifth edition of ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO THE NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE discusses the new Code changes and shows some of these Code changes through new illustrations while incorporating other Code changes into existing illustrations. Its comprehensive coverage, innovative learning approach, and industry-based organization make this an indispensable supplement to the NEC whether readers need information on a specific area or need to learn the complete Code.

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Editorial Reviews

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"The only improvement that I can see that could be made to this text is possible color illustrations."Marvin Moak, Hinds Community College
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781435498136
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/7/2011
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 496
  • Sales rank: 186,971
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

For 18 years, Charles R. Miller owned and operated a successful commercial electrical contracting company (Lighthouse Electric Co., Inc.) in Nashville, Tennessee. Now an accomplished author and educator, Mr. Miller specializes in leading customized seminars on the National Electrical Code (NEC), as well as National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 70E. Class and seminar attendees have included individuals employed by companies such as Ford, A. O. Smith, The Aerostructures Corporation, and academic institutions such as Tennessee State University, Vanderbilt University, and Purdue University. Besides teaching his own custom seminars, Mr. Miller teaches for the NFPA. Mr. Miller also writes and illustrates the "Code In Focus" column in ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR MAGAZINE every month, and he co-hosted a home improvement radio talk show in Nashville for more than three years.

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Table of Contents

SECTION I: FOUNDATIONAL PROVISIONS. Introduction to the National Electrical Code. Definitions. Boxes and Enclosures. Cables. Raceways and Conductors. SECTION II: One-Family Dwellings. General Provisions. Specific Provisions. Load Calculations. Services and Electrical Equipment. SECTION III: MULTIFAMILY DWELLINGS. Comprehensive Provisions. Load Calculations. SECTION IV: COMMERCIAL LOCATIONS. General Provisions. Nondwelling Load Calculations. Services, Feeders, and Equipment. SECTION V: SPECIAL OCCUPANCIES, AREAS, AND EQUIPMENT. Hazardous (Classified) Locations. Health Care. Industrial Locations. Special Occupancies. Specific Equipment.

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