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Title:
Illustrated guide to the National Electrical Code
Author:
Miller, Charles R., 1955-
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Edition:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
Clifton Park, NY : Delmar Thomson Learning, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
x, 450 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
General Note:
"Based on the 2002 National Electrical Code"--Cover.

Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780766873346
Format :
Book

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Summary

The second edition of Illustrated Guide to the National Electrical Code leads professional electricians, electrical inspectors, and readers on a visual tour through the entire 2002 NEC, conveniently grouping Code requirements according to type of occupancy, including: one-family dwellings, multi-family dwellings, commercial locations, and special occupancies and equipment. Central to the book are more than 600 technically precise, highly detailed illustrations that convey insights into NEC requirements and reduce the potential for misinterpretation of the sometimes vague and often complex language of the Code. Concise phrases and short blocks of text that can be read quickly and understood easily further enable the reader to understand what is depicted in each graphic. Now thoroughly updated based on the 2002 NEC, this indispensable explanation of the Code also features a section on fundamentals making it equally well suited for use by the novice and master electrician alike.


Table of Contents

Section 1 Foundational Provisions
Unit 1 Introduction to the National Electrical Codep. 1
Objectivesp. 1
The National Electrical Codep. 1
Wiring System Product Standardsp. 5
This Bookp. 7
Additional Electrical Requirementsp. 8
Summaryp. 8
Unit 2 Definitionsp. 9
Objectivesp. 9
Introductionp. 9
Definitionsp. 10
Summaryp. 25
Unit 2 Competency Testp. 25
Unit 3 Boxes and Enclosuresp. 27
Objectivesp. 27
Introductionp. 27
Box Fill Calculationsp. 28
General Installationp. 31
Box and Lumaire (Fixture) Supportp. 35
Junction and Pull Box Sizingp. 40
Summaryp. 44
Unit 3 Competency Testp. 45
Unit 4 Cablesp. 45
Objectivesp. 45
Introductionp. 45
General Installationp. 46
Conductor Identificationp. 52
Underground Installationsp. 54
Special Application Cablesp. 57
Summaryp. 59
Unit 4 Competency Testp. 60
Unit 5 Raceways and Conductorsp. 64
Objectivesp. 64
Introductionp. 64
General Provisionsp. 65
Non-Flexible Conduit (and Tubing)p. 67
Flexible Conduit and Tubingp. 73
Other Racewaysp. 76
Raceway Fillp. 85
Conductorsp. 86
Summaryp. 92
Unit 5 Competency Testp. 92
Section 2 One-Family Dwellings
Unit 6 General Provisionsp. 95
Objectivesp. 95
Introductionp. 95
Electrical Floor Plan (Blueprint)p. 96
Branch Circuitsp. 97
Receptaclesp. 99
Receptacle Replacementsp. 105
Lighting and Switchingp. 107
Outdoor Receptacles and Lightingp. 108
Summaryp. 111
Unit 6 Competency Testp. 112
Unit 7 Specific Provisionsp. 114
Objectivesp. 114
Introductionp. 114
Bedrooms, Kitchens, Dining Rooms, and Breakfast Areasp. 115
Hallways and Stairwaysp. 123
Clothes Closetsp. 123
Bathroomsp. 125
Basements and Garagesp. 127
Laundry Areasp. 130
Attic and Crawl Spacesp. 131
Summaryp. 132
Unit 7 Competency Testp. 133
Unit 8 Load Calculationsp. 135
Objectivesp. 135
Introductionp. 135
Compiling Information Essential to Load Calculationsp. 136
Standard Method: One-Family Dwellingsp. 137
Optional Method: One-Family Dwellingsp. 145
Summaryp. 150
Unit 8 Competency Testp. 150
Unit 9 Services and Electrical Equipmentp. 152
Objectivesp. 152
Introductionp. 152
Service-Entrance Wiring Methodsp. 153
Service and Outside Wiring Clearancesp. 157
Working Space Around Equipmentp. 161
Service Equipment and Panelboardsp. 165
Groundingp. 174
Summaryp. 184
Unit 9 Competency Testp. 184
Section 3 Multi-Family Dwellings
Unit 10 Comprehensive Provisionsp. 187
Objectivesp. 187
Introductionp. 187
Plans (Blueprints)p. 188
Servicesp. 189
Service Wiring Clearancesp. 193
Panelboards and Equipmentp. 194
Branch Circuitsp. 196
Voltage Dropp. 200
Summaryp. 205
Unit 10 Competency Testp. 205
Unit 11 Specific Provisionsp. 208
Objectivesp. 208
Introductionp. 208
Compiling Load Calculation Informationp. 209
Standard Method: Multi-Family Dwellingsp. 209
Six-Unit Multi-Family Dwelling Calculationp. 218
Standard Load Calculation for Each Unit of a Multi-Family Dwellingp. 222
Optional Method: Multi-Family Dwellingsp. 226
Six-Unit Multi-Family Dwelling Calculation (Optional Method)p. 233
Optional Load Calculation for Each Multi-Family Dwelling Unitp. 236
Summaryp. 240
Unit 11 Competency Testp. 240
Section 4 Commercial Locations
Unit 12 General Provisionsp. 243
Objectivesp. 243
Introductionp. 243
Branch Circuitsp. 244
Receptaclesp. 248
Lightingp. 251
Summaryp. 261
Unit 12 Competency Testp. 261
Unit 13 Non-Dwelling Load Calculationsp. 265
Objectivesp. 265
Introductionp. 265
Non-Dwelling Load Calculationp. 266
Sample Load Calculation--Storep. 275
Sample Load Calculation--Bankp. 280
Summaryp. 285
Unit 13 Competency Testp. 285
Unit 14 Services, Feeders, and Equipmentp. 288
Objectivesp. 288
Introductionp. 288
Clearances and Working Spacep. 289
Switchboards and Panelboardsp. 292
Separately Derived Systemsp. 298
Buswaysp. 305
Summaryp. 307
Unit 14 Competency Testp. 307
Section 5 Special Occupancies, Areas, and Equipment
Unit 15 Hazardous (Classified) Locationsp. 311
Objectivesp. 311
Introductionp. 311
Overviewp. 312
Class I Locationsp. 318
Class II Locationsp. 329
Class III Locationsp. 332
Summaryp. 334
Unit 15 Competency Testp. 335
Unit 16 Health Carep. 337
Objectivesp. 337
Introductionp. 337
Generalp. 338
Patient Care Areasp. 344
Hospitalsp. 346
Nursing Homes and Limited Care Facilitiesp. 350
Inhalation Anesthetizing Locationsp. 352
X-Ray Installationsp. 353
Summaryp. 355
Unit 16 Competency Testp. 355
Unit 17 Industrial Locationsp. 358
Objectivesp. 358
Introductionp. 358
Generalp. 359
Motorsp. 367
Specific Equipmentp. 375
Summaryp. 380
Unit 17 Competency Testp. 380
Unit 18 Special Occupanciesp. 383
Objectivesp. 383
Introductionp. 383
Motion Picture (and Television Studio) Audience Areas, Performance Areas, Theaters, and Similar Locationsp. 384
Carnivals, Circuses, Fairs, and Similar Eventsp. 389
Places of Assemblyp. 391
Motion Picture (and Television) Studios, and Similar Locationsp. 392
Motion Picture Projection Roomsp. 394
Manufactured Buildingsp. 395
Agricultural Buildingsp. 396
Mobile Homes, Manufactured Homes, and Mobile-Home Parksp. 397
Recreational Vehicles and Recreational-Vehicle Parksp. 402
Floating Buildingsp. 404
Marinas and Boatyardsp. 405
Summaryp. 406
Unit 18 Competency Testp. 406
Unit 19 Specific Equipmentp. 409
Objectivesp. 409
Introductionp. 409
Equipmentp. 410
Sensitive Electronic Equipmentp. 418
Elevators, Dumbwaiters, Escalators, Moving Walks, Wheelchair Lifts, and Stairway Chair Liftsp. 421
Swimming Pools, Fountains, and Similar Installationsp. 426
Summaryp. 438
Unit 19 Competency Testp. 438
Indexp. 441