The Homeowner's DIY Guide to Electrical Wiring (Paperback)

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A practical, money-saving guide to home electrical wiring

Handle residential wiring projects correctly, safely, and according to the National Electrical Code (NEC). Filled with clear photos and helpful diagrams, The Homeowner's DIY Guide to Electrical Wiring shows you how to quickly and easily navigate the portions of the NEC that pertain to residential installations.

This hands-on resource covers basic electronics and explains how electrical service progresses through your home. It describes how to install and test electrical systems and lighting, repair appliances and TVs, and upgrade to the latest innovations such as home networking, home automation, and alternate power systems. You'll learn the procedures used by professional electricians to create the kind of quality work that will pass inspection and add value to your home.

The Homeowner's DIY Guide to Electrical Wiring shows how to:

  • Protect against fire and shock hazards
  • Track electrical service from the point of connection to the entrance panel
  • Follow NEC requirements for residential projects
  • Work with test equipment and installation tools
  • Use the best techniques for quality electrical work
  • Design and install indoor and outdoor lighting
  • Maintain and repair electrically powered appliances
  • Fix CRT, plasma, and LCD TVs
  • Design a data and communications network and install coax, USB, and Ethernet cabling
  • Install a home automation system
  • Install backup and alternate power systems
  • Work with smart meters

About the Author

David Herres, Master Electrician, is the owner and operator of a residential and commercial construction company. He is the author of 2011 National Electrical Code Chapter-by-Chapter, Troubleshooting and Repairing Commercial Electrical Equipment, and The Electrician's Trade Demystified. Mr. Herres has written more than 150 articles for construction and electronics magazines, including Electrical Construction and Maintenance, Cabling Business, Nuts and Volts, Solar Connection, Fine Homebuilding, and others.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780071844758
ISBN-10: 0071844759
Publisher: McGraw Hill Tab
Publication Date: December 8th, 2014
Pages: 336
Language: English