The Complete Guide to Home Wiring: A Comprehensive Manual, From Basic Repairs to Advanced Projects

Overview

An all-inclusive manual for home wiring, suitable for beginners as well as experienced do-it-yourselfers. Few homeowners will ever need another wiring book. Wiring is a subject matter that makes most homeowners nervous, but in reality, most wiring repairs and installations are simple, especially for readers working with this book in hand. In 304 pages, and with more than 600 color photos, this book covers just about any wiring project a reader is likely to tackle-from replacing ...
See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (31) from $1.99   
  • New (1) from $45.00   
  • Used (30) from $1.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$45.00
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(160)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
Brand new.

Ships from: acton, MA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by
Sending request ...

Overview

An all-inclusive manual for home wiring, suitable for beginners as well as experienced do-it-yourselfers. Few homeowners will ever need another wiring book. Wiring is a subject matter that makes most homeowners nervous, but in reality, most wiring repairs and installations are simple, especially for readers working with this book in hand. In 304 pages, and with more than 600 color photos, this book covers just about any wiring project a reader is likely to tackle-from replacing a broken appliance plug to rewiring an entire home.

The advantages of DIY electrical work are many. Electricians are very busy and very expensive, so doing your own electrical repairs can save homeowners lots of money-thousands of dollars on major rewiring projects. It can also be difficult to get an electrician to make an emergency call, but a homeowner equipped with this book will never have to wait to have his or her wiring repaired. Finally, there's the satisfaction of doing the work yourself. No DIY project gives a homeowner a greater sense of accomplishment and pride than doing their own wiring - a job that seems intimidating to anyone who doesn't own this book.

HERE ARE THE REASONS WHY THIS IS THE BEST WIRING BOOK AVAILABLE:

** It's a major revision of the original best-seller. The revision incorporates the latest 1999 - and some 2002 - National Electrical Code revisions.

** At 304 pages, this is, by a wide margin - the most comprehensive of all consumer wiring books.

** It's a one-stop source of information - well-suited to beginners and experienced DIYers alike. If you're only going to buy one wiring book, you'll want to choose this one.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRICITY

Understanding Electricity

Electricity & Safety

Your Electrical System

Parts of the Electrical System

Understanding Circuits

Grounding & Polarization

Tools for Electrical Repairs

WIRING BASICS

Wires & Cables

Service Panels

Fuses & Circuit Breakers

Mapping Circuits & Indexing the Service Panel

Evaluating Circuits for Safe Capacity

Electrical Boxes

Installing an Electrical Box

Replacing an Electrical Box

WALL SWITCHES

Common Wall-switch Problems

Wall-switch Basics

Single-pole Wall Switches

Three-way Wall Switches

Four-way Wall Switches

Double Switches

Pilot-light Switches

Switch/Receptacles

Specialty Switches

Testing Switches for Continuity

Fixing & Replacing Wall Switches

Dimmer Switches

RECEPTACLES

Common Receptacle Problems

Receptacle Wiring

Basic Types of Receptacles

Older Receptacles

High-voltage Receptacles

Childproof Receptacles & Other Accessories

Testing Receptacles for Power, Grounding & Polarity

Repairing & Replacing Receptacles

GFCI Receptacles

LIGHT FIXTURES

Repairing & Replacing Incandescent Light Fixtures

Repairing & Replacing Recessed Light Fixtures

Repairing Chandeliers

Repairing & Replacing Fluorescent Lights

Replacing a Plug

DOORBELLS & THERMOSTATS

Fixing & Replacing Doorbells

Fixing & Replacing Thermostats

INSPECTOR'S NOTEBOOK

Service Panel Inspection

Inspecting the Grounding Jumper Wire

Common Cable Problems

Checking Wire Connections

Electrical Box Inspection

Common Electrical Cord Problems

Inspecting Receptacles & Switches

Evaluating Old Wiring

WIRING PROJECT BASICS

Planning a Wiring Project

Circuit Maps for 24 Common Wiring Layouts

WIRING INSTALLATION BASICS

Tools, Materials & Techniques

Electrical Boxes

Installing Electrical Boxes

Wires & Cables

Installing NM Cable

Conduit

Wiring a Laundry with Conduit

Circuit Breaker Panels

Connecting Circuit Breakers

Installing a Subpanel

ADVANCED WIRING PROJECTS

Wiring a Room Addition:

Construction View

Diagram View

Plan the Circuits

Install Boxes & Cables

Installing a Vent Fan

Installing Electrical Fixtures

Track Lighting

Installing Telephone & Cable Television Wiring

Make Final Connections

Wiring a Remodeled Kitchen:

Construction View

Diagram View

Plan the Circuits

Install Boxes & Cables

Make Final Connections

Installing a Vent Hood

Installing Outdoor Wiring:

Cutaway View

Diagram View

Plan the Circuits

Dig Trenches

Install Boxes & Conduit

Install UF Cable

Make Final Connections

Low-voltage Outdoor Lighting

DESIGN A LIGHTING SCHEME

Choosing the Right Lighting

Types of Lighting

Ambient Lighting

Accent Lighting

Task Lighting

Decorative Lighting

Outdoor Lighting

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)