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9780806936673

Electrical Basics

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  • ISBN13:

    9780806936673

  • ISBN10:

    0806936673

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2000-06-30
  • Publisher: Sterling
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Summary

In the dark about how to take care of electrical problems--and worried about handling breakdowns safely? Teach yourself! You know you could replace a faulty receptacle, add a dimmer switch, or install a recessed light...if only an expert would show you how. That's exactly what this all-in-color book, packed with charts, diagrams, and photos, does: it gives you a thorough, yet amazingly easy-to-understand, overview of basic home electricity. No other manual makes everything from blown fuses to circuitry simple and clear, so that you have the power to take command of the everyday glitches that arise. Get the basics of working with wire, cable, and conduit. Do emergency repairs on breakers, blown fuses, frayed cords, and plugs. Test switches and receptacles; install boxes for light fixtures; and add outlets. Replace ballasts; mount track lighting; and extend circuits. Run cable through a wall, and to the ceiling. Every part is identified and every function described in a wonderfully straightforward way. All the fundamentals are covered--even how to select inexpensive specialty tools. It's the one book you need to learn all the basics.

Table of Contents

Introduction 4(3)
Home Electrical Systems
How Circuits Work
7(1)
Common Electrical Terms
8(1)
Wiring in a House
9(1)
Parts of a Residential System
10(2)
Service Panels
12(2)
Grounding and Polarization
14(2)
Working Safely with Electricity
16(4)
Mapping Your Circuits
20(3)
Electrical Tools and Materials
General-Purpose Tools
23(2)
Specialty Tools
25(1)
Types of Wire
26(2)
Types of Cable
28(2)
Conduit and Connectors
30(3)
Plastic Conduit and Boxes
33(1)
Boxes-New Construction
34(1)
Boxes-Existing Construction
35(1)
Switches
36(2)
Specialty Switches
38(2)
Receptacles
40(2)
GFCI Receptacles
42(1)
Cover Plates
43(1)
Connectors and Restraints
44(1)
Fuses
45(1)
Circuit Breakers
46(1)
Service Panels and Switch Boxes
47(2)
Working with Wire, Cable, and Conduit
Stripping Wire
49(1)
Cutting Wire and Cable
50(1)
Preparing NM Cable
51(2)
Joining Wire
53(1)
Preparing Wires for Screw Terminals
54(1)
Preparing Wires for Push-In Terminals
55(1)
Connecting Cables to Boxes
56(2)
Working with Armor-Clad Cable
58(2)
Working with Conduit
60(2)
Bending Conduit
62(2)
Pulling Wire through Conduit
64(2)
Surface-Mount Wiring
66(3)
Emergency Repairs
When a Breaker Trips
69(1)
Replacing a Breaker
70(2)
Replacing Blown Fuses
72(1)
Replacing Cartridge Fuses
73(2)
Repairing Frayed Cords
75(1)
Replacing a Standard Plug
76(3)
Installing a Quick-Connect Plug
79(1)
Installing a Quick-Wire Plug
80(1)
Installing a Heavy-Duty Plug
81(2)
Testing Switches
83(1)
Testing Receptacles
84(1)
Testing GFCI Receptacles
85(2)
Working with Boxes, Receptacles, and Switches
Installing Boxes for Receptacles
87(2)
Installing Boxes for Light Fixtures
89(1)
Installing Boxes for Switches
90(1)
Installing Boxes in Preexisting Walls
91(2)
Common Receptacle Wiring
93(1)
Replacing a Receptacle
94(2)
Adding a GFCI Receptacle
96(2)
Single-Pole Switch Wiring
98(1)
3-Way Switch Wiring
99(1)
4-Way Switch Wiring
100(1)
Replacing a Single-Pole Switch
101(1)
Replacing a 3-Way Switch
102(1)
Installing a Dimmer Switch
103(2)
Lighting
Replacing an Incandescent Fixture
105(2)
Replacing a Recessed Light
107(2)
Replacing a Flourecent Fixture
109(3)
Replacing a Ballast
112(2)
Replacing Track Lighting
114(3)
Adding and Extending Circuits
Adding a New Receptacle
117(3)
Running Cable through a Wall
120(1)
Running Cable from Wall to Ceiling
121(1)
Installing NM Cable in New Construction
122(2)
Installing Conduit on Masonry Walls
124(2)
Glossary 126(2)
Index 128

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