Ultimate Guide: Wiring, 7th edition

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Ultimate Guide: Wiring demystifies residential electrical systems through easy-to-understand language and the use of step-by-step photography and detailed illustrations. Homeowners will learn how their home's electrical system works and how to complete installations and repairs themselves. This project-based book shows how to select the right cable, wires, and other equipment and how to run wiring through walls and between floors. Projects guide the reader through installing switches, outlet receptacles, ...

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Overview

Ultimate Guide: Wiring demystifies residential electrical systems through easy-to-understand language and the use of step-by-step photography and detailed illustrations. Homeowners will learn how their home's electrical system works and how to complete installations and repairs themselves. This project-based book shows how to select the right cable, wires, and other equipment and how to run wiring through walls and between floors. Projects guide the reader through installing switches, outlet receptacles, electrical appliances, and lighting systems. The book also shows how outdoor lighting, including security and low-voltage systems, can help homeowners improve and illuminate the exterior areas around their homes. As with previous editions, the seventh edition has been updated to comply with the latest National Electrical Code.

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“Ultimate Guide: Wiring is chock full of excellent photos, charts and illustrations that clearly outline the steps involved in each of the projects covered in the book."
 
" I find the detailed how-to wiring diagrams particularly useful. This is as close as you can get to someone standing over your shoulder and telling you what to do.” 
 
“ Just about every project featured in this book can be tackled by the average home owner.” 
 
 
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July, 2010

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580114875
  • Publisher: Creative Homeowner Press
  • Publication date: 2/1/2010
  • Series: Ultimate Guide
  • Edition description: Seventh
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 182,468
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Ultimate Guide: Wiring

Table of Contents

About this Book

WIRING METHODS
 
Basic Circuitry
• Charting Circuits
• Designing a Wiring Plan
• Creating a Plan
• Calculating Circuit Ampacity

Basic Wiring
• Height and Clearance Requirements
• Installing Electrical Boxes
• Creating New Circuits
• Arc-Fault Circuit Interrupters
• Surface Wiring
• Running Cable Through Framing
• Opening and Closing Walls
• Fishing Cable

Receptacles
• Duplex Receptacles
• Split Circuit Receptacles
• Switch/Receptacle Combinations
• High-Voltage Receptacles
• GFCI Receptacles

Switches
• Single-Pole Switches
• Three-Way Switches
• Four-Way Switches
• Dimmer Switches Plugs, Cords, and Sockets...119
• Standard Plugs
• Lamp and Appliance Cords
• Light Sockets and Switches
• Multisocket Switches

FIXTURES, APPLIANCES & EQUIPMENT
 
Lighting Fixtures
• Incandescent
• Fluorescent
• Quartz Halogen
• Recessed
• Surface-Mounted
• Track-Mounted
• Chandeliers
• Vanity Lighting
• Under-Cabinet

Lighting Appliances
• Dishwasher
• Range Receptacle
• Dryer Receptacle
• Waste-Disposal Unit

Ventilating and Heating Equipment
• Ceiling Fans
• Whole-House Fans
• Tips on Using Whole-House Fans
• Range Hood
• Radiant Floor Heating
• Baseboard Heating
• Recessed Wall Heater
 
Safety Equipment
• Hardwired Smoke Detectors
• Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Specialty Wiring
Interior Low Voltage Power
• What It Is and How It Works
• Low-Voltage Transformers
• Low-Voltage Wire
Interior Low-Voltage Wiring Applications
• Bells and Chimes
• Timers
• Sensors and Alarms
• Thermostats
• Antennas
• Telecommunications
 
Outdoor Wiring & Low-Voltage Lighting
What Makes It Different
• Circuiting
• Weatherproofing
Materials and Equipment
• Outdoor Electrical Boxes
• Receptacles and Switches
• Conduit, Connectors, and Fittings
• Lamps and Yard Lights
• Sensors and Timers
Wiring Preparation
• Planning
• Extending Service
• Trenching
Outdoor Wiring Methods
• Receptacles
• Switches
• Lights
• Creating Low-Voltage Lighting Designs
• Low-Voltage Lighting

Swimming Pools and Spas
• Code Requirements
• Aboveground Swimming Pools
• Installing a Spa
• Installing a Spa Disconnect
• Underwater Pool Lighting

EMERGENCY POWER EQUIPMENT
 
Lightning Protection
• Understanding Lightning
• Lightning Rods
• Lightning Protection Systems

Surge Protection
• Electrical Surges
• Whole-House Protection
• Point-of-Use Protection
• Grounding

Optional Standby Generators
• What They Are and How They Work
• Selection
• Placement and Hookup

HOME AUTOMATION
 
Smart Home Basics
• Power Line Carrier Contrl
• Timer Control
• Computer Control
• Wireless Remote Control
• Home Networking
• Surge Control

Data Transmission Standards
• Design Protocols
• X-10
• CEBus
• LonWorks
• Smart House

Uses for Home Automation
• Lighting Systems and Appliances
• Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning
• Plumbing
• Home Security
• Entertainment Systems
• Telecommunications and Networking
• Outdoor Systems

X-10 Projects
• Lighting Controls
• Sprinkler System
• Voice-Dial Home Security System

Home Networking
• Structured Cabling
• Making Connections
• Structured Cabling Outlets
• Structured Media Center

Appendix 1
UNDERSTANDING ELECTRICITY
 
Fundamentals of Electricity
• Electricity Defined
• Terminology of Electricity

How Electricity Is Provided
• Generation
• Transmission
• Point of Use
• Service Entrance Panel

How Electricity Works
• Electric Current Flow
• Flow Resistance

Working Safely with Electricity
• Basic Rules of Safety
• Short Circuits
• Grounding
• Overload Protection
• Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCI)

Grounding Systems
• Main Panel Ground
• Grounding Rods
• Equipment Grounding
• Testing
• Bonding Jumpers

Appendx 2
TOOLS & THEIR USES
 
Pulling Wires and Fuses
 
Cutting and Twisting Wires
 
Stripping and Crimping Wires
 
Connecting, Supporting, and
Protecting Wires
 
Locating, Measuring, and Marking
 
Hole-Making, Cutting, and Striking
 
Working with Conduit
 
Testing Circuits
 
Safety
 

 
Appendix 3
MATERIALS & EQUIPMENT
 
Wires and Cables
• Types and Designations
• Color-Coding
• Insulation Categories
• Wire Ampacity
• Armored Cable
• Nonmetallic Cable
• Underground Feeder Cable

Service Panels
• Types and How They Work
• Hot Buses
• Neutral/Grounding Buses
• Installation

Fuses and Circuit Breakers
• Fuses
• Fuse Overload
• Short Circuits and Ground Faults
• Testing
• Circuit Breakers
• Breaker Types
• Limits

Electrical Boxes
• Types and Capacities
• Plastic Boxes
• Metal Boxes
• Weatherproof Boxes
• Special Boxes • Box Extensions
• Mounting Brackets

Receptacles
• Duplex Receptacles
• Nongrounded Receptacles
• Appliance Receptacles
• Isolated Ground and GFCI Receptacles

Switches
• Types and Designations
• Toggle Switches
• Dimmer Switches
• Pilot-Light Switches
• Timer Switches
• Electronic Switches

Low-Voltage Transformers
• Types and Applications

Raceways and Conduit
• Raceway Applications
• Raceway Components
• Conduit Types and Applications
• Conduit Components
Resource
Glossary
Index

 

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