9781561583324

Wiring a House

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  • ISBN13:

    9781561583324

  • ISBN10:

    1561583324

  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2002-01-01
  • Publisher: Taunton

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Summary

Master electrician Rex Cauldwell has been wiring houses for almost 30 years and has earned a reputation as one of the most knowledgeable, practical electricians in the country. Now, for the first time, Cauldwell offers the insights he's learned over time and on the job in one complete, no-nonsense reference.

Author Biography

Rex Cauldwell is a master electrician and master plumber in rural Virginia. He has over two decades of wiring experience and is also a lightning specialist. He has written numerous articles on wiring for magazines, including Fine Homebuilding

Table of Contents

Introduction 1(3)
Residential Electricity
4(24)
How Electricity Flows
4(3)
Wires: Past and Present
7(8)
Power Generation
15(6)
Anatomy of a Residential Electrical System
21(7)
Tools of the Trade
28(18)
General Tools
29(4)
Ac-Powered Tools
33(6)
Cordless Tools
39(2)
Specialized Tools
41(4)
Safety Equipment
45(1)
The Service Entrance
46(16)
Locating The Meter Base
48(1)
Aerial Service Entrance
49(9)
Buried Service Entrance
58(1)
Connecting Meter Base to Service Panel
59(3)
The Main Panel
62(12)
Elements of the Main Panel
62(3)
Sizing the Main Panel
65(2)
Choosing a Main Panel
67(2)
Balancing the Load
69(1)
Subpanels
70(4)
Grounding
74(16)
Grounding Offers Protection
74(4)
The Grounding System
78(6)
What to Ground
84(6)
The Wiring System
90(22)
Laying Out Receptacles and Switches
90(6)
Routing Wires in New Construction
96(10)
Routing Wires in Renovation Work
106(6)
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
112(12)
Fuses
113(4)
Circuit Breakers
117(7)
Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupters
124(10)
How a Gfci Works
125(1)
Types of Gfcis
126(3)
Where Ground-Fault Protection is Required
129(2)
Wiring Receptacle Gfcis
131(1)
Wiring Circuit-Breaker Gfcis
132(1)
Test Gfcis Frequently
132(2)
Receptacles and Boxes
134(32)
Receptacle Boxes
134(11)
Receptacle
145(9)
Polarity
154(3)
Wiring and Installation
157(9)
Switches
166(16)
Switch Boxes
166(4)
Switch Grades
170(3)
Types of Switches
173(4)
Light Dimmers
177(4)
Fan Speed Controls
181(1)
Wiring Fixtures
182(18)
Choose the Right Box
182(2)
Incandescent Lights
184(1)
Fluorescent Lights
184(3)
Ceiling Fans
187(5)
Smoke Detectors
192(1)
Track Lighting
192(3)
Outdoor Light Fixtures
195(3)
Recessed Lights
198(2)
Wiring Appliances
200(19)
Kitchen Appliances
200(7)
Baseboard Heaters
207(4)
Electric Wall Heaters
211(1)
Utility-Room Appliances
212(3)
Garage-Door Opener
215(1)
Submersible Pumps
215(2)
Whirlpool Tub and Spa
217(2)
Index 219

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