The Homeowner's DIY Guide to Electrical Wiring

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 12/8/2014
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education TAB
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A practical, money-saving guide to home electrical wiring

Handle residential wiring projects correctly, safely, and according to the National Electrical Code (NEC). Filled with clear photos and helpful diagrams, The Homeowner’s DIY Guide to Electrical Wiring shows you how to quickly and easily navigate the portions of the NEC that pertain to residential installations.

This hands-on resource covers basic electronics and explains how electrical service progresses through your home. It describes how to install and test electrical systems and lighting, repair appliances and TVs, and upgrade to the latest innovations such as home networking, home automation, and alternate power systems. You’ll learn the procedures used by professional electricians to create the kind of quality work that will pass inspection and add value to your home.

The Homeowner’s DIY Guide to Electrical Wiring shows how to:

  • Protect against fire and shock hazards
  • Track electrical service from the point of connection to the entrance panel
  • Follow NEC requirements for residential projects
  • Work with test equipment and installation tools
  • Use the best techniques for quality electrical work
  • Design and install indoor and outdoor lighting
  • Maintain and repair electrically powered appliances
  • Fix CRT, plasma, and LCD TVs
  • Design a data and communications network and install coax, USB, and Ethernet cabling
  • Install a home automation system
  • Install backup and alternate power systems
  • Work with smart meters

Table of Contents

1. Safety Above All
2. The National Electrical Code, Electricians’ Licensing, and How It All Fits
3. Basic Electronics
4. Services: Temporary and Final
5. The National Electrical Code: Fundamental Requirements for Residential Work
6. Feeders and Branch Circuits
7. The Variety of Wiring Devices
8. Lighting Fundamentals
9. Appliance Failure, Maintenance and Repair
10. Tackling Some More Difficult Projects
11. Data and Communications Networks
12. Home Automation and Beyond
13. Backup Power Systems
14. Alternate Power Systems
15. What Lies Ahead?

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