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Paperback Wiring: Complete Projects for the Home Book

ISBN: 1580111602

ISBN13: 9781580111607

Wiring: Complete Projects for the Home

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Wiring: Complete Projects for the Homeprovides homeowners with all the information they need to understand the workings of their home electrical system. With projects and information to serve the novice, the savvy do-it-yourselfer, or the homeowner planning to work with a professional electrician, this is the ultimate home reference for wiring and electricity.Wiringis able to convey a wide range of concepts and details with easy-to-understand text...

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Good book!

I am in the process of finishing my basement and decided I would tackle the electrical work myself. I pulled a permit, and I needed to gather information on how to complete the project correctly. This book was very helpful. I completed the wiring and passed inspection. While it was not the only source of information I used, it was probably the most useful: The information was complete, the book was easy to read and understand, and it contained essential information. The diagrams were particularly helpful. I had very little electrical experience. By reading this book I was able to pick up enough information and terminology to have useful conversations with the building inspectors, and also learn how to wire basic residential circuits correctly (outlets, lighting, 3 way and 4 way switches, etc...). This book was much better than the book I bought from Home Depot, and as good as the "by pros, for pros" book a friend let me borrow.

Finished my basement wiring myself with this book

I completed remodeling my basement to add a bath, office, large family room and even re-located the 20A laundry circuit. This book helped me so much, I can't understate it. Passed my city inspection 1st try. Added 6 or 7 new circuits overall for the house. Anyone with a screwdriver can change outlets or replace switches, but for more complex tasks, I wanted a reference book. *Plain, easy to read wiring diagrams for 3-way switches and lights. - which can be tricky to get right. *Tips on keeping up to code (such as Arc-Fault breakers in sleeping rooms!) *Clearly explained how to install a 240V line for my bathroom heater. *How to wire my fire alarms all together for all three levels. I'm so happy with my addition, and this book was the go-to source. I couldn't believe I was changing Breakers myself! (along with the Creative Homeowner plumbing book-also highly recommend)

The only wiring book a homeowner will ever need.

Though I feel this book was written for the newbie and the weekend warrior do-it-yourselfer, it has some pretty advanced stuff in it too. But if you think about it, most electrical projects are the same, just with different uses and boxes. Along with installations, the book covers tests, troubleshooting and upgrades of outlets, fishing cables and wires, drywall cutting, plugs and wires (and much more.) There is way too much stuff in this book to list here, so the highlights are: GFCI outlets (where to install and why) Tools, wires, fittings (when, how and where to use them) Standby generators Outdoor installations Telephone wiring and hook-up Something it doesn't cover: solar power. It would be nice to cover this growing issue. You should have no trouble finding your particular problem / project in this book. The step-by-step instructions (with many many pictures and diagrams) make it so easy. I highly recommend this book. I also highly recommend purchasing a Fluke T5 Electrical Tester along with this book. It is absolutely imperative that you have a *dependable* tester when you are working with electricity. The T5 is one of the easiest to use, just turn it on and the voltage, amps and ohms are given automatically.

Great reference.

I haven't really required this book for any real-world projects yet, however I am very impressed with the coverage. The great detailed colored illustrations, as well as the large 8 1/2" X 11" pages ensure that it will be a very useful reference for the future. I was an electrical engineer by trade (now retired), but this book is extremely well-written for the layman, as well.

A great wiring book

This book was a real easy to read and well diagram book. I was very please. It also had the 3-way switch wiring that I needed. I would recomend this book to anyone. You want be disappointed.
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