Residential Wiring

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Authors: H. Brooke Stauffer, Paul A. Rosenberg

Use Residential Wiring to design and install wiring according to 2008 NEC® rules.

Revised for the latest National Electrical Code®, the 3rd edition of Residential Wiring introduces the general wiring principles, methods, installations, calculations, and service equipment used in 90% of dwellings. This best-selling primer combines explanations of 2008 NEC requirements with hands-on information about construction practices for installing electrical systems in one- and two-family dwellings.

Residential Wiring takes you room-by-room throughout a typical home, detailing the steps and precautions needed to install:

  • Power wiring
  • Residential smoke detectors
  • AFCI protection for bedrooms
  • Systems covered in NEC Article 800, such as telephone, cable, and broadband
  • Small appliance branch circuits for kitchens and dining rooms
  • GFCI protection for bathrooms and outdoor areas
  • HVAC equipment
  • Generators
  • Swimming pools and spas

In addition to technical updates, this practical training tool reinforces and expands on essential facts with tips that explain the connection between NEC rules and wiring procedures; "safety-first" boxes that highlight safety considerations for locations, equipment, and tools; "warning" boxes that alert users to situations requiring special attention; and detailed case studies from the field. Learning objectives focus attention on key concepts. Ideal for use on the job or for training. (Softbound, 268 pp., 2009)