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The only house wiring book that shows how to identify and correct old electrical wiring, simply and safely.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071357012
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 12/22/2000
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 1,059,514
  • Product dimensions: 8.25 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.73 (d)

Meet the Author

DAVID E. SHAPIRO is a master electrician and renowned authority on home wiring. The author of OLD ELECTRICAL WIRING, also from McGraw-Hill, and the residential columnist for Electrical Contractor magazine, he has written for the Washington Post, Practical Homeowner, New England Builder, and many other magazines. He is also an electrical consultant and a certified inspector and plan reviewer. He lives in Colmar Manor, Maryland, near Washington, D.C., where he does business as Safety First Electrical Contracting, Consulting, and Safety Education.
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Table of Contents

Familiarizing Yourself with Your System.

Basic Information about Electrical Systems.

Checking for Voltage.

Evaluating Your Service Entrance.


Examining Your Panel.

Protective Devices.

The Walk-Through.

Parts - What You Have, How to Choose Them, How to Use Them.

Tools and Gear.

Your System's Physical Components.

Materials, Listing, and Quality.

Making Connections.

Evaluation, Repair, and Replacement.

Mechanical Condition.

Replacing Receptacles.

Replacing Switches.

Replacing a Light Fixture or Small, Hard-Wired Appliance.
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