Wiring Simplified; Based on the 2011 National Electrical Code«

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  • Edition: 43rd
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2011-06-01
  • Publisher: Park Pub

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Revised and completely updated for the 2011 National Electric Code, this small manual continues its 78-year history of demonstrating how to install safe, convenient, and economical wiring. Encouraging readers to tackle jobs small and large, the guide covers everything from repairing a table lamp to wiring a whole house. After introducing the basics--standards, codes, safety practices, and an overview of how electricity is measured and delivered--chapters show how to design a layout for lights, switches, and receptacles; run a line from a utility pole; install wires, circuits, and grounds; and handle special projects such as replacing old wiring and wiring detached garages and accessory buildings.

Author Biography

H. P. Richter wrote the first edition of Wiring Simplified in 1932. W. C. Schwan was the author of subsequent editions of Wiring Simplified until 2002. He lives in Hayward, California. F. P. Hartwell became the new author of Wiring SimplifiedŚafter W. C. SchwanŚwith the 40th edition. He is the secretary of the Massachusetts Electrical Code Advisory Committee and the author of the American Electricians' Handbook and Practical Electrical Wiring. He lives in Amherst, Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

Tablesp. vii
Preface to 32nd Editionp. viii
Prefaces to 39th and 42nd Editionsp. ix
Introduction and Guidep. x
Getting Started-The Basics
Standards, Codes, and Safetyp. 1
Standardsp. 1
Codes, Permits, and Licensesp. 3
Safety Practicesp. 5
Planning Your Electrical Installationp. 8
Consider Present and Future Needsp. 8
Location of Lighting, Switches, and Receptacle Outletsp. 9
Choosing Lighting Fixturesp. 14
Lighting and Receptacles for Garages and Outbuildingsp. 18
Measuring Electricityp. 19
Units of Measurementp. 19
Residential Electrical Powerp. 21
Types of Electric Currentp. 23
Wires, Circuits, and Grounding
Wire-Selecting and Connectingp. 26
Wire Sizesp. 26
Wire Typesp. 31
Cable Typesp. 33
Flexible Cordsp. 35
Tools Used for Wiring Jobsp. 36
Terminals for Connecting Wires to Devicesp. 36
Connectors for Splicing Wiresp. 39
Circuit Protection and Planningp. 42
Overcurrent Devicesp. 42
Feeders and Branch Circuitsp. 45
Calculating Branch Circuits Needsp. 46
Circuit Diagramsp. 51
Grounded Wiresp. 51
Wiring Diagramsp. 52
Grounding For Safetyp. 62
How Dangerous Are Shocks?p. 63
Grounding Basicsp. 63
Grounding Overviewp. 64
How Grounding Promotes Safetyp. 66
Grounding Considerations for Wiring Systemsp. 69
Grounding-Type Receptacles Increase Safetyp. 71
Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI)p. 72
Surge Protective Devicesp. 73
Installing Service Equipment and Wiring
The Service Entrancep. 75
Planning Your Service Entrancep. 75
Disconnecting Meansp. 77
Installing the Service Entrancep. 80
Making Ground Connectionsp. 89
Standby Backup Generatorsp. 93
Outlet and Switch Boxesp. 96
Planning Your Box Installationp. 96
Installing Boxesp. 100
Selecting Switchesp. 105
Faceplatesp. 106
Basic Wiring Proceduresp. 107
Planning the Installationp. 107
Feeding and Connecting the Wiresp. 110
Two-Circuit Duplex Receptaclesp. 114
Special Rules on Receptacle Designp. 115
Three-Wire (Multiwire) Circuitsp. 115
Detached Garages and Accessory Buildingsp. 118
Cable-Nonmetallic-Sheathed and Metal-Cladp. 121
Nonmetallic-Sheathed Cablep. 121
Metal-Clad Cablep. 127
Armored Cablep. 129
Tubular Racewaysp. 132
Choosing and Installing Tubular Racewaysp. 132
Nonflexible Heavy-Wall Conduitp. 133
Tubing (Thinwall Nonflexible Raceways)p. 136
Flexible Racewaysp. 138
Installing Wires in Conduitp. 140
Modernizing Old Wiringp. 141
Problems of ˘Old Work÷p. 142
Wiring Methodsp. 142
Installing New Service and Circuitsp. 144
Installing Boxes and Running Cablep. 146
Installing Switches, Receptacles, and Outletsp. 155
Appliancesp. 158
Receptaclesp. 158
Individual Circuits for Appliancesp. 160
Grounding of Appliancesp. 161
Disconnecting Means and Overcurrent Protectionp. 161
Wiring of Common Heavy Appliancesp. 162
Finishing Your Electrical Installationp. 166
Installing Devices in Boxesp. 166
Hanging Fixturesp. 167
Special Wiring Situations and Projects
Electric Motorsp. 170
Work Capacity of Motorsp. 170
Power Consumed by Motorsp. 171
Types of Motorsp. 172
Large Motors on Farmsp. 173
Phase Convertersp. 174
Motor Circuit Requirementsp. 175
Installing the Motorp. 179
Farm Wiringp. 180
Locating the Meter Pole (˘Distribution Point÷ in NEC Terminology)p. 180
Determining Size of Wires and Servicep. 185
Installing Overhead Wiringp. 188
Installing Underground Wiringp. 188
Installing Service Equipment at Buildingsp. 190
Grounding Electrodes-Location, Installation, and Special Requirementsp. 192
Wiring Branch Circuits and Outlets in Farm Buildingsp. 195
Farm Safetyp. 202
Low-Voltage Wiringp. 204
Telephone Wiringp. 204
Groundingp. 206
Home Computer Network Wiringp. 207
Doorbells, Chimes and Other Low-Voltage Controlsp. 207
Low-Voltage Switchesp. 209
Wireless Radio-Controlled Switchesp. 210
Central Vacuum Systemsp. 211
Troubleshooting and Repairsp. 212
Troubleshooting Fuses and Circuit Breakersp. 212
Updating Aluminum Wiringp. 215
Replacing Wall Switchesp. 216
Testing and Replacing Wall Receptaclesp. 216
Troubleshooting Light Fixturesp. 218
Troubleshooting Cords and Plugsp. 219
Repairing Table and Floor Lampsp. 220
Troubleshooting Doorbells and Chimesp. 221
Glossaryp. 223
Indexp. 231
About the Authorsp. 243
Order Formp. 244
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