Step-by-step reference guide to help you understand everyday home electrical wiring projects
Common codes which pertain to these projects are referenced and, of course, Dr. Watts will assist you throughout with helpful advice and tips. Safety first! Remember, electricity is dangerous and potentially lethal. 50 pp.
Simplified Residential Wiring, Doctor Watts, 05 - Table of Contents:
Glossary of common terms Purpose Proper equipment Important safety instructions When do new code requirements apply? Wiring techniques
Connecting wires to switches and receptacles How to connect to screw terminals Connecting grounding wires in metal boxes Types of boxes Electrical Connections How to splice wires together Common Projects
Wiring a new light and switch Replacing an existing 3-way switch Adding new 3-way switches - Adding 3-way switches from a light fixture New receptacle wiring - Wiring and grounding in a typical plastic box Replacing ungrounded receptacles - Replacing existing, 2-wire receptacles Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters - Where are they required? Installing Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupters Large Projects
Receptacle placement and spacing, minimum requirements Installing Romex - Nonmetallic-Sheathed Cable Types of Nonmetallic-Sheathed Cable Separate 15 and 20 amp circuit requirements - For new construction and major renovations Location requirements for smoke alarms How to wire smoke alarms Carbon monoxide detectors Central air conditioners - Running power to the condensing unit Typical overhead electric service Typical garage wiring for a single 15 or 20 amp, 120 volt circuit Underground wiring depths - Minimum cover Typical wiring for an electrical panel in a detached garage - 240 volt, 40 amp feeder Typical wiring for an above ground swimming pool
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