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Overview


Home wiring made simple! The latest edition in our popular Smart Guide® Series untangles the mystery of electricity and wiring for the home. Easy-to-follow instructions – updated to conform to the latest National Electrical Code –guide homeowners through the basics of home wiring, including how to safely and effectively work with wiring and descriptions of the tools that will make the job easier. Homeowners learn how their home electrical system works, the different types of cables found in the home, and how to make simple electrical connections. Chapters on switches, receptacles, plugs, cords, lamps, ceiling fixtures, thermostats, and outdoor wiring provide information on installing and repairing these electrical components.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580111393
  • Publisher: Creative Homeowner Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/2004
  • Series: Smart Guide
  • Edition description: First
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 80
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.88 (h) x 0.25 (d)

Table of Contents

Smart Guide: Wiring

Table of Contents

Chapter 1
WIRING SYSTEMS...5
• How Electricity Works
• The Working Tools
• Mapping Circuits
• Overloads & Shorts
• Changing Cartridge Fuses

Chapter 2
TECHNIQUES...13
• Wire Basics
• Selecting Wire by Insulation
• Wire (Cable) Connectors
• How to Strip Off Wire Insulation
• Making Wire Splices
• Working with Flexible Clad Cable (BX)
• Working with Nonmetallic Cable
• Working with Aluminum Wire

Chapter 3
SWITCHES...25
• Types of Switches
• Working with Single-Pole Switches
• Single-Pole to Fixture
• Single-Pole Switch to Control Fixture; Constant Power to Outlet
• Single-Pole Switch to Control Light & Outlet; Power through Fixture
• Single-Pole Switch to Control Outlet Only
• Single-Pole Switch to Control Split Outlet; Power through Outlet
• Adding or Replacing Three-Way Switches
• Two Switches to Control One Fixture; Power through a Switch Box
• Two Switches to Control One Fixture; Power through Fixture
• Fixture between Two Three-Way Switches; Power through Switch
• Fixture between Three-Way Switches; Power Source at Light
• Two Three-Way Switches to Control Two Fixtures; Power through Switch
• Two Three-Way Switches to Control Two Fixtures; Power through Fixture
• Two Three-Way Switches to Control End-of-Run Fixtures
• End-Wired Fixtures; Power from Fixture
• Installing Fluorescent Dimmer Switches

Chapter 4
RECEPTACLES...43
• Replacing Receptacles
• Replacing a Side-Wired Receptacle

Chapter 5
PLUG REPAIRS...47
• Replacing Plugs & Cords
• Replacing a Standard Plug
• Replacing a Molded Plastic Plug

Chapter 6
LAMP REPAIRS...51
• Rewiring a Lamp
• Replacing Multisocket Lamp Switches

Chapter 7
CEILING FIXTURES...57
• Changing a Ceiling Fixture
• Track Lighting
• Connecting Track Lights to House Power
• Fluorescent Fixtures
• Replacing a Fluorescent Ballast
• Installing a Fluorescent Fixture
• Repairing Fluorescents
• Ceiling Fans
• Installing Ceiling Fans

Chapter 8
HVAC CONTROLS...69
• Replacing the Thermostat
• Adding a Programmable Thermostat
• Installing a Programmable Thermostat

Chapter 9
OUTDOOR WIRING...73
• Outdoor Electrical Projects
• Installing Outlets Directly into Interior
• Installing Outlets Using Conduit
• Installing Outlets Away from the House

Glossary...79

Index...80

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