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Title:
The complete guide to home wiring : a comprehensive manual, from basic repairs to advanced projects.
Author:
Creative Publishing International.
Publication Information:
Minnetonka, MN : Creative Pub. International, 2001.
Physical Description:
302 pages ; 28 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780865734296
Format :
Book

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Covering almost any wiring project, this handbook features more than 600 photos which illustrate projects from replacing a broken appliance plug to rewiring an entire home.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 5
Electricity Basics
Understanding Electricityp. 6
Electricity and Safetyp. 8
Your Electrical Systemp. 10
Parts of the Electrical Systemp. 12
Understanding Circuitsp. 14
Grounding and Polarizationp. 16
Tools for Electrical Repairsp. 19
Wiring Basics
Wires and Cablesp. 21
Service Panelsp. 26
Fuses and Circuit Breakersp. 28
Mapping Circuits and Indexing the Service Panelp. 30
Evaluating Circuits for Safe Capacityp. 34
Electrical Boxesp. 36
Installing an Electrical Boxp. 38
Replacing an Electrical Boxp. 40
Wall Switches
Common Wall-switch Problemsp. 42
Wall-switch Basicsp. 44
Single-pole Wall Switchesp. 45
Three-way Wall Switchesp. 46
Four-way Wall Switchesp. 47
Double Switchesp. 48
Pilot-light Switchesp. 49
Switch/receptaclesp. 49
Specialty Switchesp. 50
Testing Switches for Continuityp. 52
Fixing and Replacing Wall Switchesp. 56
Dimmer Switchesp. 60
Receptacles
Common Receptacle Problemsp. 62
Receptacle Wiringp. 64
Basic Types of Receptaclesp. 66
Older Receptaclesp. 67
High-voltage Receptaclesp. 68
Childproof Receptacles and Other Accessoriesp. 69
Testing Receptacles for Power, Grounding and Polarityp. 70
Repairing and Replacing Receptaclesp. 72
GFCI Receptaclesp. 74
Light Fixtures
Repairing and Replacing Incandescent Light Fixturesp. 78
Repairing and Replacing Recessed Light Fixturesp. 83
Repairing Chandeliersp. 86
Repairing Track Lightsp. 88
Repairing and Replacing Fluorescent Lightsp. 90
Replacing a Plugp. 96
Replacing a Lamp Socketp. 98
Miscellaneous
Fixing and Replacing Doorbellsp. 100
Fixing and Replacing Thermostatsp. 106
Repairing Electric Baseboard Heaterp. 114
Repairing Wall-mounted Electric Heaterp. 116
Home Telephone Systemp. 118
Inspector's Notebookp. 122
Service Panel Inspectionp. 123
Inspecting the Grounding Jumper Wirep. 123
Common Cable Problemsp. 124
Checking Wire Connectionsp. 126
Electrical Box Inspectionp. 128
Common Electrical Cord Problemsp. 130
Inspecting Receptacles and Switchesp. 132
Evaluating Old Wiringp. 134
Wiring Project Basics
Planning a Wiring Projectp. 138
1. Examine Your Main Servicep. 140
2. Learn about Codes and Common Electrical Code Requirementsp. 141
3. Prepare for Inspectionsp. 146
4. Evaluate Electrical Loadsp. 148
5. Draw a Wiring Diagram and Get a Permitp. 152
Circuit Maps for 26 Common Wiring Layoutsp. 154
Wiring Installation Basics
Tools, Materials and Techniquesp. 168
Electrical Boxes for Projectsp. 170
Installing Electrical Boxesp. 172
Wires and Cables for Projectsp. 176
Installing NM Cablep. 178
Conduitp. 184
Wiring a Laundry with Conduitp. 188
Circuit Breaker Panelsp. 190
Connecting Circuit Breakersp. 192
Installing a Subpanelp. 194
Advanced Wiring Projects
Wiring a Room Additionp. 198
Wiring a Room Addition: Construction Viewp. 200
Wiring a Room Addition: Diagram Viewp. 202
1. Plan the Circuitsp. 204
2. Install Boxes and Cablesp. 206
Installing a Vent Fanp. 208
Installing Electrical Fixturesp. 212
Installing Track Lightingp. 214
Installing Telephone and Cable Television Wiringp. 216
3. Make Final Connectionsp. 218
Wiring a Remodeled Kitchenp. 227
Wiring a Remodeled Kitchen: Construction Viewp. 229
Wiring a Remodeled Kitchen: Diagram Viewp. 231
1. Plan the Circuitsp. 232
2. Install Boxes and Cablesp. 234
3. Make Final Connectionsp. 238
Installing a Vent Hoodp. 244
Installing Outdoor Wiringp. 248
Installing Outdoor Wiring: Cutaway Viewp. 250
Installing Outdoor Wiring: Diagram Viewp. 252
1. Plan the Circuitp. 254
2. Dig Trenchesp. 256
3. Install Boxes and Conduitp. 258
4. Install UF Cablep. 262
5. Make Final Connectionsp. 264
Low-voltage Outdoor Lightingp. 268
Home Network Wiring Systems
Introductionp. 272
Installing a Home Network Systemp. 274
Distribution Centerp. 274
Distribution Modulesp. 275
Cables and Wiresp. 276
Multimedia Outlets and Accessoriesp. 277
Assessing Needsp. 278
Determining Locationsp. 279
Preparing Multimedia Outletsp. 280
Mounting the Distribution Centerp. 282
Routing Cables and Wiresp. 284
Installing an Audio Systemp. 286
Terminating Connectorsp. 288
Making Final Connectionsp. 290
Testing the System and Troubleshooting Problemsp. 292
Home Automationp. 294
Conversion Chartp. 296
Indexp. 297
Resourcesp. 302

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