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Advanced wiring : pro tips and simple steps.
Stanley Works Inc.
First edition.
Publication Information:
Des Moines, Iowa : Meredith Books, [2002]

Physical Description:
120 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
General Note:
At head of title: Stanley.

Includes index.
Added Corporate Author:
Format :


Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Item Holds
TK9901 .A38 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
TK9901 .A38 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Shows how to plan new electrical service; run cable; install fixtures, fans, lights, and switches; and connect circuits. Simple detailed steps guide homeowners through each project. More than 400 photos and illustrations present clear instructions. Prestart checklists show up front necessary tools, materials, skills, and preparations. Bonus Information boxes provide solutions for unusual situations. Stanley Pro Tips warn of pitfalls and offer shortcuts to make work easier, faster, and safer.

Table of Contents

Assembling Tools and Materialsp. 4
Working safelyp. 6
Assembling a tool kitp. 8
Special-duty toolsp. 10
Types of cablep. 11
Electrical boxesp. 12
Fasteners and clampsp. 14
Wire nutsp. 15
Planning New Electrical Servicep. 16
Wiring a kitchenp. 18
Wiring a bathroomp. 20
Wiring utility roomsp. 21
Codes often encounteredp. 22
Loading circuits for safetyp. 24
Checking out your basic servicep. 26
Drawing plansp. 28
Repairing wiringp. 30
Installing Cables and Boxesp. 32
Nonmetallic (NM) cablep. 34
Armored cablep. 36
Metal conduitp. 38
PVC conduitp. 40
Pulling wiresp. 41
Grabbing powerp. 42
Installing boxesp. 44
Running cablep. 45
Steel studsp. 47
Finished wallsp. 48
Finished roomsp. 50
Patching wallsp. 54
Connecting Lights and Outletsp. 56
Adding new receptaclesp. 58
240-volt receptaclesp. 60
Two circuit receptaclesp. 62
Split receptaclesp. 63
Switched receptaclesp. 64
Switched fixturesp. 66
Three-way switchesp. 70
Undercabinet fluorescentsp. 74
Recessed cansp. 76
Wall-mounted lightingp. 80
Adding Vent Fansp. 82
Whole-house vent fanp. 84
Gable fanp. 88
Roof fanp. 90
Range hoodp. 91
Bath vent fanp. 94
Installing Outdoor Wiringp. 98
Planning outdoor lightingp. 100
Extending power outdoorsp. 102
Running outdoor cablep. 104
Outdoor fixturesp. 106
Completing New Circuitsp. 108
Hardwiring appliancesp. 110
Hooking up a new circuitp. 112
Installing a subpanelp. 114
Glossaryp. 116
Indexp. 118
Metric Conversionsp. 120