Wiring a House

ISBN-10: 1561585270

ISBN-13: 9781561585274

Edition: 4th 2002 (Revised)

Authors: Rex Cauldwell

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Book details

List price: $24.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Taunton Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/9/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 245
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

A third generation tradesperson, Cauldwell is both a master electrician and master plumber. Cauldwell has an A.A.S. degree in Electronic Engineering and his books "Wiring a House" and "Inspecting a House" are popular industry standards. He is also the author of "For Pros by Pros: Plumbing."

Preface to the Revised Edition
Introduction
The Basics
How Electricity Flows
Anatomy of a Residential Electrical System
Wire Gauges
The Wire We Use
Conduit Systems
Tools of the Trade
General Tools
AC-Powered Tools
Cordless Tools
Specialized Tools
Safety Equipment
The Service Entrance
Choosing a Buried or an Aerial Service
Calculating Amperage and Choosing Cable
Local Requirements
Locating the Meter Base
Buried Service Entrance
Aerial Service Entrance
Connecting the Meter Base to the Panel
Panels and Subpanels
Elements of the Main Panel
Picking a Panel
Mounting a Panel
Cable Management
Bringing Cables into the Panel
Subpanels
Balancing the Load
The Art of Grounding
Definition of a Grounding System
Protection through Grounding
Choosing the Proper Grounding Materials
Installing a Low-Resistance Panel-to-Earth Grounding System
What Needs Grounding
Wiring Room by Room
Stocking Up
Design Considerations and Outlet Box Locations
Pulling Cable in New Construction
Routing Wires in Renovation Work
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
Fuses
Circuit Breakers
Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupters
How a GFCI Works
Types of GFCIs
Where Ground-Fault Protection Is Required
Wiring GFCI Receptacles
Wiring GFCI Circuit Breakers
Testing GFCIs
Arc-Fault Circuit Breakers
Wiring AFCIs
Receptacles and Boxes
Receptacle Boxes
Receptacles
Polarity
Wiring and Installation
Switches
Switch Boxes
Switch Grades
Types of Switches
Light Dimmers
Fan Speed Controls
Wiring Fixtures
Choosing the Right Box
Incandescent Lights
Fluorescent Lights
Ceiling Fans
Smoke Detectors
Track Lighting
Outdoor Light Fixtures
Recessed Lights
Wiring Appliances
Kitchen Appliances
Baseboard Heaters
Electric Wall Heaters
Utility-Room Appliances
Garage-Door Openers
Submersible Pumps
Whirlpool Tubs and Spas
Lightning and Surge Protection
Induced Voltage
Direct Strikes
Utility and In-House Surge Creators
Adding Surge Protection
Phone and Coaxial Cable Protection
Protecting Pumps
Standby Generators
History of Incorrect Connections
Picking a Generator
Installing the Transfer Switch
Index
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