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Ultimate Guide: Wiring, 8th Edition demystifies residential electrical systems with easy-to-understand language, step-by-step photography, and detailed illustrations. Learn how to:
- Make common electrical repairs
- Add new switches and receptacles
- Install lighting fixtures, appliances, & outdoor lighting
- Run wiring from room to room
- Add new circuits & service panels
As a homeowner, you’ll learn how your house’s electrical system works and how to complete installations and repairs. This project-based book shows how to select the right cable, wires, and other equipment, and how to run wiring through walls and between floors. Projects guide you through installing switches, outlet receptacles, electrical appliances, and lighting systems.
You’ll also learn how outdoor lighting, including security and low-voltage systems, can help improve and illuminate the exterior areas around your home.
The eighth edition has been updated with the latest information on everything from big screen TVs to 3-way switches required by the National Electrical Code.
Ultimate Guide to Wiring explains residential electrical systems in easy-to-understand terms to help you learn how to work with electric wiring and repair, replace, and install typical electrical-system elements. Learn how to work like a professional electrician, and save money with DIY home electrical installations and repairs!
From the Publisher
Make electrical repairs and improvements safely and effectively.
Projects, Improvements, & Repairs for All Skill Levels
Make common electrical repairs
Add new switches & receptacles
Install lighting fixtures, appliances, & outdoor lighting
Run wiring from room to room
Add new circuits & service panels
Your Complete Easy-to-Follow Guide
The Information and Confidence You Need to Make Electrical Repairs & Improvements to Your Home
Demystify residential electrical systems
Learn how to work like a professional electrician
Save money with DIY home electrical installations & repairs
Fully updated to comply with the latest National Electrical Code
Clear illustrations & photographs
Informative charts & tables
Detailed how-to diagrams
Tools, materials, & equipment lists
Clear, detailed instructions in plain, easy-to-understand language
Crisp photos & illustrations
Photos & illustrations to help you understand how circuits work, show you real components and wiring, and take you step-by-step through projects.
Instructions to fully explain each project, such as how to wire electrical boxes, switches, receptacles, and even specific appliances.
Diagrams to reinforce the step-by-step procedures, as well as add variations & alternative approaches.
Informative charts & tables
Charts & tables to provide you with useful information such as the correct size and type of wire for a particular project.
Become acquainted with basic wiring methods to enable you to tackle a variety of electrical projects. You’ll learn about basic circuitry, receptacles, switches, plugs, cords, sockets, and new circuits and service panels.
Learn about different lighting types from incandescent and fluorescent to quartz halogen, and how to install any kind of lighting fixture from recessed, track lighting, and chandeliers, to under-cabinet and cable lighting. There is even a section on indoor lighting design.
Outdoor & Low-Voltage
Outdoor power and low-voltage lighting enables you to light walkways, driveways, pools, patios, and yards to maintain the safety and security of your home. Learn outdoor wiring methods, how to plan and trench, install outdoor electrical boxes, receptacles, and switches, sensors and timers, and even install underwater lighting for your pool.
Materials and Equipment
Having the proper tools for the job will leave you only half-prepared for the task. You must also have the right materials and equipment! Learn to carefully identify everything you will need in advance to save time, money, and effort. From wires and cables to transformers and raceways, everything you’ll need is clearly described, pictured, and explained. Also check out the Resource Guide in the back for a list of related manufacturers & associations.