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Current with codes through 2017: For Pros By Pros: Builder Tested / Code-ApprovedUpdated classic. Wiring a House: 5th Edition, is a must-have reference on home wiring - essential for homeowners, electricians, and apprentices. You'll find all the information is updated to the latest electrical code and contains significant revisions that impact residential work, including:ECurrent with codes through 2017: For Pros By Pros: Builder Tested / Code-ApprovedUpdated classic. Wiring a House: 5th Edition, is a must-have reference on home wiring - essential for homeowners, electricians, and apprentices. You'll find all the information is updated to the latest electrical code and contains significant revisions that impact residential work, including:Expanded AFCI and GFCI protection in homes New approaches to ensure the safety of photovoltaic (PV) electrical systems New methods to distribute low voltage power New DC provisions designed to save energy lost in conversion from AC Updated to the 2014 NEC (current through 2017) Written in plain language. Author Rex Cauldwell shares his wealth of experience in a simple, straightforward manner. He covers all the basics from idiot-proof advice on how to keep track of your tools -- cart them in bins in a little red wagon -- to the highly technical aspects of wiring, and tried-and-true industry tips.Current and accurate information. Wiring a House is a comprehensive guide written by a master electrician with over 37 years of experience. An indispensable reference for keeping pros up-to-date, it also provides apprentices and homeowners an accessible reference with the latest information: 350 full-color photographs 120 instructive illustrations Plus information on lighting, inverters, and electrical vehicle chargers....

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ISBN : 9781561585274
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 245 Pages
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Wiring a House Reviews

  • Danny Vanderbyl
    2019-02-16 19:24

    It's Not for Dummies!Rex has done a great job giving the newbie a heart-to-heart about electricity, but doesn't treat you like a dummy. He expects that if you are going to touch electricity, you want to know how to do it right, not just how to do the minimum.I highly recommend this book over the stanley Manual, which, as Rex says, looks like it was written by a "desk jockey" and is incredibly boring.

  • William
    2019-02-05 19:10

    I love this book. I am on my 3rd edition (I do not know the actual edition number, it is just the 3rd one for me) as I buy these every few years as the book is updated to reflect the latest NEC changes. I have purchased this book for friends who are experienced with wiring and have upcoming electrical projects.Like the series title says "For Pros by Pros". This does not mean that you must be a professional electrician to use this book, but you do need to have a good understanding of electricity, basic wiring techniques, and the different types of circuits a modern home will use.One of the features of this book I really like is that Rex will explain how to wire a circuit "to code" and then often will offer a "better than code" alternative method. His "alternate" methods make sense and are at least a little better than code and often are much better than code. These are not methods which violate NEC and will get you in trouble with your building inspector, these are just logical ways to go "above and beyond" what is required. Having used these books over the course of several years, it is interesting how many of Rex's suggested methods, end up being adopted into a future version of NEC.In short, it is a great reference tool. If you are working on wiring projects, this is book you will find yourself consulting again and again.

  • Sean
    2019-02-22 18:25

    An incredibly thorough and detailed tour of residential wiring, complete with clear diagrams and useful tips. This book covers every aspect of electricity in the home from how transformers work and panel layouts, to wiring individual appliances and proper grounding. An invaluable and (best of all) accessible reference for anyone wanting to know more about what goes on inside the walls of their home. I especially appreciated the illustrations and photos which showed actual job sites, instead of hypothetical (and ideal) conditions. Real building conditions usually are cramped, dusty, corroded, and filled with spiders and things- basically nothing like what you typically see illustrated in many wiring manuals. This books was written for someone who has never thought about electricity before, yet (unwisely) intends to wire an entire house from scratch tomorrow. Next-level instruction.

  • Matt Mart
    2019-02-22 23:22

    This is one of the few books that takes you through the entire process from power line to light socket. This along with the current wiring simplified, your local codes and your inspectors phone number will allow you to wire anything in and around your home. It's clear, precise and has great rules-of-thumb to live by when you are wearing your electrician's hat.

  • Lonnie Sullivan
    2019-02-22 18:19

    great book. Gives you a good overview on almost any residential wiring task, and does so in a manner most people could grasp. I highly recommend it. Not only does he show you how to meet code, but he goes further...showing you a preferable "above-code" way of doing things. Remember, the code is the bare minimum, so it is often better to go beyond it.

  • David
    2019-02-02 17:27

    A good reference book, as are most of those published by Taunton Press. This book is primarily for persons doing a substantial residential wiring job.

  • Jonathan
    2019-02-13 17:11

    The single most helpful book I've read on house wiring. Way more digestable than an electrician school textbook (or the NEC), yet still detailed enough to be useful on its own.