9781580110624

Wiring

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  • ISBN13:

    9781580110624

  • ISBN10:

    1580110622

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-01-01
  • Publisher: Creative Homeowner Pr

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Summary

Wiring: Basic & Advanced Projects, is designed to provide the homeowner with a basic understanding of how electricity works, how it's supplied to the home, and how one can work with it safely. It explains what wires to use, where they go, and what they do, as well as which tools and materials are needed to perform the work. Written in easy-to-understand terms, the book delves into wiring methods, low- and high-voltage wiring, outdoor wiring, emergency power equipment, and the growing field of home automation. Wiring takes the mystery out of electrical work, enabling the homeowner to approach wiring projects with the confidence that comes from knowledge.

Table of Contents

About this Book 6(8)
Understanding Electricity
8(18)
Fundamentals of Electricity
9(3)
Electricity Defined
Terminology of Electricity
How Electricity Is Provided
12(6)
Generation
Transmission
Point of Use
Service Entrance Panel
How Electricity Works
18(1)
Electric Current Flow
Flow Resistance
Working Safely with Electricity
19(2)
Basic Rules of Safety
Short Circuits
Grounding
Overload Protection
Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCI)
Grounding Systems
21(5)
Main Panel Ground
Grounding Rods
Equipment Grounding
Testing
Bonding Jumpers
Tools and Their Uses
26(14)
Pulling Wires and Fuses
27(1)
Cutting and Twisting Wires
28(1)
Stripping and Crimping Wires
29(1)
Connecting, Supporting, and Protecting Wires
30(5)
Locating, Measuring, and Marking
35(1)
Hole-Making, Cutting, and Striking
35(2)
Working with Conduit
37(1)
Testing Circuits
38(1)
Safety
39(1)
Materials and Equipment
40(28)
Wires and Cables
41(7)
Types and Designations
Color-Coding
Insulation Categories
Wire Ampacity
Armored Cable
Nonmetallic Cable
Underground Feeder Cable
Service Panels
48(4)
Types and How They Work
Hot Buses
Neutral/Grounding Buses
Installation
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
52(4)
Fuses
Fuse Overload
Short Circuits and Ground Faults
Testing
Circuit Breakers
Breaker Types
Limits
Electrical Boxes
56(5)
Types and Capacities
Plastic Boxes
Metal Boxes
Weatherproof Boxes
Special Boxes
Box Extensions
Mounting Brackets
Receptacles
61(2)
Duplex Receptacles
Nongrounded Receptacles
Appliance Receptacles
Isolated Ground and GFCI Receptacles
Switches
63(2)
Types and Designations
Toggle Switches
Dimmer Switches
Pilot-Light Switches
Timer Switches
Electronic Switches
Low-Voltage Transformers
65(1)
Types and Applications
Raceways and Conduit
65(3)
Raceway Applications
Raceway Components
Conduit Types and Applications
Conduit Components
Wiring Methods
68(52)
Basic Circuitry
69(3)
Charting Circuits
Calculating Circuit Capacity
Basic Wiring
72(15)
Height and Clearance Requirements
Installing Electrical Boxes
Surface Wiring
Running Cable Through Framing
Opening and Closing Walls
Fishing Cables
Receptacles
87(15)
Duplex Receptacles
Split Circuit Receptacles
Switch/Receptacle Combinations
High-Voltage Receptacles
GFCI Receptacles
Switches
102(11)
Single-Pole Switches
Three-Way Switches
Four-Way Switches
Dimmer Switches
Plugs, Cords, and Sockets
113(7)
Standard Plugs
Lamp and Appliance Cords
Light Sockets and Switches
Multi-Socket Switches
Fixtures, Appliances, and Equipment
120(46)
Lighting Fixtures
121(21)
Incandescent
Fluorescent
Quartz Halogen
Recessed
Surface-Mounted
Track-Mounted
Chandeliers
Appliances
142(7)
Dishwasher
Range Receptacle
Dryer Receptacle
Waste-Disposal Unit
Heating and Ventilating Equipment
149(14)
Ceiling Fans
Whole-House Fans
Baseboard Heating
Recessed Wall Heater
Range Hood
Safety Equipment
163(3)
Hardwired Smoke Detectors
Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Low-Voltage and Specialty Wiring
166(18)
Low Voltage Power
167(3)
What It Is and How It Works
Low-Voltage Transformers
Low-Voltage Wire
Wiring Applications
170(14)
Bells and Chimes
Timers
Sensors and Alarms
Thermostats
Antennas
Telecommunications
Outdoor Wiring
184(26)
What Makes It Different
185(2)
Circuiting
Weatherproofing
Materials and Equipment
187(7)
Outdoor Electrical Boxes
Receptacles and Switches
Conduit, Connectors, and Fittings
Lamps and Yard Lights
Sensors and Timers
Wiring Preparation
194(5)
Planning
Extending Service
Trenching
Outdoor Wiring Methods
199(11)
Receptacles
Switches
Lights
Low-Voltage Lighting
Underwater Pool Lighting
Emergency Power Equipment
210(18)
Lightning Protection
212(5)
Understanding Lightning
Lightning Rods
Lightning Protection Systems
Surge Protection
217(3)
Electrical Surges
Whole-House Protection
Point-of-Use Protection
Grounding
Optional Standby Generators
220(8)
What They Are and How They Work
Selection
Placement and Hookup
Home Automation
228(18)
Smart Home Basics
229(3)
Power Line Carrier Control
Timer Control
Computer Control
Wireless Remote Control
Home Networking
Surge Control
Data Transmission Standards
232(2)
Design Protocols
X-10
CEBus
LonWorks
Smart House
Uses for Home Automation
234(4)
Lighting Systems and Appliances
Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning
Plumbing
Home Security
Entertainment Systems
Telecommunications and Networking
Outdoor Systems
X-10 Projects
238(8)
Lighting Controls
Sprinkler System
Voice-Dial Home Security System
Glossary 246(4)
Index 250(5)
Conversion Table 255

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