Home Wiring Including Information on Home Electronics and Wireless Technology

ISBN-10: 1589232135
ISBN-13: 9781589232136
Edition: 3rd 2006 (Revised)
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Description: Earlier editions of The Complete Guide to Home Wiring sold more than 500,000 copies, and this expanded new book includes all the tried-and-true projects from earlier editions, updated to feature the latest fixtures. The book now meets the  More...

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Book details

List price: $24.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Quayside
Publication date: 11/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.640
Language: English

Earlier editions of The Complete Guide to Home Wiring sold more than 500,000 copies, and this expanded new book includes all the tried-and-true projects from earlier editions, updated to feature the latest fixtures. The book now meets the requirements of the 2005 National Electrical Code, including important changes for bathroom, kitchen and utility area wiring. No book is more complete when it comes to traditional wiring, but this is only the beginning. One of the biggest challenges facing homeowners today is hooking up the many electronic components they own-computers and printers, home theaters and surround-sound systems, CD and DVD and DVR units, to name a few. Getting electronics to operate together correctly has its own dedicated chapter on how to solve this common source of frustration. You'll learn everything you need to know about home media connections, including how to create a high-definition home theater with surround-sound. And the newest wave in home wiring is to lose the wires altogether. Technologies with names such as "Bluetooth" and "wi-fi" are creating homes with fewer and fewer wires and greater and greater freedom of movement and communication. The final chapter in this book covers this exciting technology, and will show you how to integrate computers, printers, telephones, audio and video equipment, and more-all with no wires attached.

Basic Electrical Repairs
Introduction
Electricity Basics
Understanding Electricity
Electricity & Safety
Your Electrical System
Parts of the Electrical System
Understanding Circuits
Grounding & Polarization
Tools for Electrical Repairs
Wiring Basics
Wires & Cables
Service Panels
Fuses & Circuit Breakers
Mapping Circuits & Indexing the Service Panel
Evaluating Circuits for Safe Capacity
Electrical Boxes
Installing an Electrical Box
Installing Cut-in Retrofit Boxes
Wall Switches
Common Wall-switch Problems
Wall-switch Basics
Single-pole Wall Switches
Three-way Wall Switches
Four-way Wall Switches
Double Switches
Pilot-light Switches
Switch/receptacles
Specialty Switches
Testing Switches for Continuity
Fixing & Replacing Wall Switches
Dimmer Switches
Receptacles
Common Receptacle Problems
Receptacle Wiring
Basic Types of Receptacles
Older Receptacles
High-voltage Receptacles
Childproof Receptacles & Other Accessories
Testing Receptacles for Power, Grounding & Polarity
Repairing & Replacing Receptacles
GFCI Receptacles
Light Fixtures
Repairing & Replacing Incandescent Light Fixtures
Repairing & Replacing Recessed Light Fixtures
Repairing Chandeliers
Repairing Track Lights
Repairing Ceiling Fans
Repairing & Replacing Fluorescent Lights
Replacing a Plug
Replacing a Lamp Socket
Miscellaneous
Fixing & Replacing Doorbells
Fixing & Replacing Thermostats
Repairing Electric Baseboard Heaters
Repairing Wall-mounted Electric Heaters
Repairing & Replacing Phone Jacks
Inspector's Notebook
Service Panel Inspection
Recognizing Aluminum Wire
Inspecting the Grounding Jumper Wire
Common Cable Problems
Checking Wire Connections
Electrical Box Inspection
Common Electrical Cord Problems
Inspecting Receptacles & Switches
Evaluating Old Wiring
Advanced Wiring Projects
Wiring Project Basics
Planning a Wiring Project
Examine Your Main Service
Learn about Codes
Prepare for Inspections
Evaluate Electrical Loads
Draw a Wiring Diagram & Get a Permit
Case Study: Wiring a Room Addition Construction View
Diagram View
Case Study: Wiring a Remodeled Kitchen Construction View
Diagram View
Circuit Maps for 31 Common Wiring Layouts
Wiring Installation Basics
Tools, Materials & Techniques for Projects
Electrical Boxes
Working With Nonmetallic Boxes
Installing Electrical Boxes
Wire & Cables
Installing NM Cable
Installing Telephone & Cable Television Wiring
Conduit
Wiring a Laundry with Conduit
Raceway Wiring
Circuit Breaker Panels
Connecting Circuit Breakers
Connecting an AFCI or GFCI Breaker on an Existing Circuit
Installing a Subpanel
Wiring Installation Projects
Installing a 120/240-Volt Dryer Receptacle
Installing a 120/240-Volt Kitchen Range Receptacle
Installing an Isolated-ground Receptacle
Installing Ceiling-mounted Light Fixtures
Installing Recessed Light Fixtures
Installing Track Lighting
Installing Under-cabinet Lighting
Installing Low-voltage Cable Lighting
Installing Vanity Lights
Installing Ceiling Fans
Wiring Food Disposers
Installing an Air-activated Switch
Installing a Vent Hood
Installing a Bathroom Vent Fan
Installing a Floor-warming System
Installing Baseboard Heaters
Installing Wall Heaters
Installing Hardwired Smoke, CO & Heat Alarms
Installing a Whole-house Surge Arrestor
Backup Generators
Outdoor Wiring
Installing Outdoor Wiring
Installing Outdoor Wiring: Cutaway View
Installing Outdoor Wiring: Diagram View
Plan the Circuit
Dig Trenches
Install Boxes & Conduit
Install UF Cable
Make Final Connections
Installing a Garden-post GFCI Receptacle
Low-voltage Landscape Lighting
Home Automation & Networking
Home Automation
Installing an X10 System
Adding a Light Switch Without New Wiring
Adding Keychain Remote Control to Home Lighting
Installing a Remote Thermostat Control
Installing Automatic Water Shutoff Valves
Installing a Wireless Phone Jack
Home Network Wiring Systems
Installing a Home Network System
Distribution Center
Distribution Modules
Cables & Wires
Multimedia Outlets & Accessories
Assessing Needs
Determining Locations
Preparing Multimedia Outlets
Mounting the Distribution Center
Routing Cables & Wires
Installing an Audio System
Terminating Connectors
Making Final Connections
Testing the System & Troubleshooting Problems
Conversion Chart
Resources
Index

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