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Modern residential wiring
Holzman, Harvey N.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Tinley Park, Ill. : Goodheart-Willcox, [1999]

Physical Description:
288 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
General Note:
"Based on the 1996 NEC."

Includes index.
Format :


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TK3285 .H65 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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Modern Residential Wiring is an excellent choice as an introductory text for residential wiring courses. This outstanding text is simply written and covers the many aspects of residential wiring and the related areas of motors, low-voltage circuits, telephone wiring, and electrical math. It provides students with a sound background in electrical principles and practices with all content reflecting the 1999 National Electrical Code RM.

Table of Contents

1 Electrical Energy Fundamentalsp. 7
Types of Electric Current
Sources of Electrical Energy
Circuit (Electrical Path)
Electromagnetic Induction
Generators and Alternators
Transmission of Electric Power
Electric Motors
Measuring Electricity
Electrical Codes and Safety Standards
State and Local Codes
2 Electrical Circuit Theoryp. 19
Electrical Resistance
Circuit Fundamentals
Energy Measurement
3 Electrical Circuit Componentsp. 25
Wire Sizes
Conductor Markings
Insulation Color
Protective Devices
Circuit Protection
Circuit Controllers
Electrical Energy Consumers
4 Tools for the Electricianp. 32
Essential Tools
Striking Tools
Cutting and Sawing Tools
Wire and Cable Cutters
Fastening Tools
Drilling Tools
Soldering Tools
Measuring Tools
Miscellaneous Tools
5 Safety and Grounding Essentialsp. 40
Safety during Installation
Temporary Wiring
Effects of Electrical Shock
Helping a Shock Victim
Grounding Theory
How the System Ground Works
Equipment Grounding
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters
Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters
6 Wiring Systemsp. 52
Types of Raceways and Cables
Conduit Fill
7 Boxes, Fittings, and Coversp. 59
Box Construction
Knockouts and Pryouts
Ganging Boxes
Box Mounting Systems
Nonmetallic Boxes
Fill Allotment
Box Covers and Accessories
8 Installing Boxes and Conductorsp. 69
Planning the Rough-In
Locating Boxes
Attaching Boxes
Installing Conduit Runs
Boring and Notching for Conduit
Cutting Conduit
Bending Metallic Conduit
Bending Nonmetallic Conduit
Specs for Bending IMC and EMT
Supporting Conduit
Installing Flexible Metal Conduit
Making Conduit Connections
Working with Nonmetallic Cable (NM, NMC)
9 Device Wiringp. 85
Equipment Acceptability
Wiring Methods and Materials
Attaching Conductors to Device Terminals
Splicing Conductors
Fixture Wiring
Mounting Fixtures
10 Planning Branch Circuitsp. 101
Obsolete Wiring
Types of Branch Circuits
Maximum Number of Outlets
Determining Loads
Branch Circuit Design
Required Lighting
Lighting Definitions
Lighting Fixture Installation Rules
Number of Circuits
Balancing Circuit Loads
11 Reading Prints and Wiring Circuitsp. 114
Standardized Symbols
Wiring Circuits
Outdoor Wiring Procedures
Fluorescent Lighting
12 The Service Entrancep. 131
Pole Transformer
Service Entrance Components
Service Location
Power Company Wires
Sizing Service Entrance Conductors
Service Entrance Conductors
Service Drop Mast and Insulator
Service Grounding
Grounding Conductor
Sizing Grounding Electrode Conductor
Service Clearances
Service Completion
Service Supplies and Fittings
Overcurrent Protection
Service Ratings
Multiphase Systems
Service Designation
Commercial Service Entrance Requirements
13 Appliance Wiring and Special Outletsp. 153
General Considerations
Appliance Classification
Heater Circuits
Room Air-Conditioner Units
Garbage Disposal Unit
Refrigerators and Freezers
Cooking Tops and Wall-Mounted Cooking Units
Miscellaneous Special Outlet Units
Electric Motors, General Provisions
14 Light Commercial Wiringp. 161
Finding Loads
Small Multifamily Dwellings
Building Categories and Service Schemes
15 Farm Wiringp. 165
Power Distribution
Farm Equipment
The Yard Pole Service Drop
Special Devices
Computing Farm Power Requirements
16 Mobile Home Wiringp. 172
Overhead Installation
Devices and Outlets
Distribution Panel Hookup
17 Low-Voltage Circuitsp. 179
Basic Remote Control Operation
Types of Low-Voltage Circuits
Low-Voltage Wiring Advantages
Low-Voltage Cable and Devices
Installing Remote Control Systems
Low-Voltage Symbols
Low-Voltage Code Rules
18 Electrical Remodelingp. 187
Basic Considerations
Special Tools
Building Construction
Box Installation
Installing Surface Wiring
19 Electrical Metersp. 200
Meter Design
Meter Function
Types of Meters
Adapting Meters to AC Measurement
Meter Care
20 Electrical Troubleshootingp. 207
Troubleshooting Tools
Diagnosing Problems
Overloaded Neutrals and Unbalanced Currents
Miscellaneous Problems
21 Specialized Wiringp. 212
Signaling Circuits
Additional Considerations
Garages and Outbuildings
Sub-Panel Power Source
Emergency and Standby Systems
Optional Standby Power
Telephone Wiring
Installing Indoor Telephone Wiring
Repairing and Troubleshooting
22 Motors and Motor Circuitsp. 227
Types of Motors
Motor Nameplate
Voltage Drop
Size and Protection of Motor Feeder Conductors
Circuit Protection
General Layout
General Purpose Circuit Guide
Motor Branch Circuit
Controller Requirements
Motor Installation Tips
Service and Repair of Motors
23 Swimming Pool Wiringp. 240
Receptacles, Switches, and Fixtures
Underwater Lighting
Fixture Types
Overhead Conductor Clearance
24 Electrical Careersp. 246
Career Categories
Owning a Business
Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
25 Math Reviewp. 253
Converting Fractions to Decimals (and vice versa)
Finding Percentage
Converting Fraction to Percentage
Formula Organization
Basic Trigonometry
Circle Area and Circumference
Rectangle Area, Square Area, and Perimeter
Technical Informationp. 256
Glossary of Termsp. 274
Indexp. 281