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Wiring : basic and advanced projects

Author: Creative Homeowner Press.
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Creative Homeowner, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Discusses the basics of electricity and offers instructions and advice on the equipment and skills needed to install electrical, telephone, and cable wires in and around the home.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Creative Homeowner Press.
ISBN: 1580110622 9781580110624
OCLC Number: 46458071
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 255 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Understanding Electricity --
Electricity Defined --
Terminology of Electricity --
How Electricity Is Provided --
Generation --
Transmission --
Point of Use --
Service Entrance Panel --
How Electricity Works --
Electric Current Flow --
Flow Resistance --
Working Safely with Electricity --
Basic Rules of Safety --
Short Circuits --
Grounding --
Overload Protection --
Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCI) --
Grounding Systems --
Main Panel Ground --
Grounding Rods. Equipment Grounding --
Testing --
Bonding Jumpers --
Tools and Their Uses --
Pulling Wires and Fuses --
Cutting and Twisting Wires --
Stripping and Crimping Wires --
Connecting, Supporting, and Protecting Wires --
Locating, Measuring, and Marking --
Hole-Making, Cutting, and Striking --
Working with Conduit --
Testing Circuits --
Safety --
Materials and Equipment --
Wires and Cables --
Types and Designations --
Color-Coding --
Insulation Categories --
Wire Ampacity. Armored Cable --
Nonmetallic Cable --
Underground Feeder Cable --
Service Panels --
Types and How They Work --
Hot Buses --
Neutral/Grounding Buses --
Installation --
Fuses and Circuit Breakers --
Fuses --
Fuse Overload --
Short Circuits and Ground Faults --
Testing --
Circuit Breakers --
Breaker Types --
Limits --
Electrical Boxes --
Types and Capacities --
Plastic Boxes --
Metal Boxes --
Weatherproof Boxes --
Special Boxes --
Box Extensions --
Mounting Brackets. Receptacles --
Duplex Receptacles --
Nongrounded Receptacles --
Appliance Receptacles --
Isolated Ground and GFCI Receptacles --
Switches --
Types and Designations --
Toggle Switches --
Dimmer Switches --
Pilot-Light Switches --
Timer Switches --
Electronic Switches --
Low-Voltage Transformers --
Types and Applications --
Raceways and Conduit --
Raceway Applications --
Raceway Components --
Conduit Types and Applications --
Conduit Components --
Wiring Methods. Basic Circuitry --
Charting Circuits --
Calculating Circuit Capacity --
Basic Wiring --
Height and Clearance Requirements --
Installing Electrical Boxes --
Surface Wiring --
Running Cable Through Framing --
Opening and Closing Walls --
Fishing Cables --
Receptacles --
Duplex Receptacles --
Split Circuit Receptacles --
Switch/Receptacle Combinations --
High-Voltage Receptacles --
GFCI Receptacles --
Switches --
Single-Pole Switches --
Three-Way Switches --
Four-Way Switches. Dimmer Switches --
Plugs, Cords, and Sockets --
Standard Plugs --
Lamp and Appliance Cords --
Light Sockets and Switches --
Multi-Socket Switches --
Fixtures, Appliances, and Equipment --
Lighting Fixtures --
Incandescent --
Fluorescent --
Quartz Halogen --
Recessed --
Surface-Mounted --
Track-Mounted --
Chandeliers --
Appliances --
Dishwasher --
Range Receptacle --
Dryer Receptacle --
Waste-Disposal Unit --
Heating and Ventilating Equipment --
Ceiling Fans. Whole-House Fans --
Baseboard Heating --
Recessed Wall Heater --
Range Hood --
Safety Equipment --
Hardwired Smoke Detectors --
Carbon Monoxide Detectors --
Low-Voltage and Specialty Wiring --
Low Voltage Power --
What It Is and How It Works --
Low-Voltage Transformers --
Low-Voltage Wire --
Wiring Applications --
Bells and Chimes --
Timers --
Sensors and Alarms --
Thermostats --
Antennas --
Telecommunications --
Outdoor Wiring --
What Makes It Different --
Circuiting. Weatherproofing --
Materials and Equipment --
Outdoor Electrical Boxes --
Receptacles and Switches --
Conduit, Connectors, and Fittings --
Lamps and Yard Lights --
Sensors and Timers --
Wiring Preparation --
Planning --
Extending Service --
Trenching --
Outdoor Wiring Methods --
Receptacles --
Switches --
Lights --
Low-Voltage Lighting --
Underwater Pool Lighting --
Emergency Power Equipment --
Lightning Protection --
Understanding Lightning --
Lightning Rods. Lightning Protection Systems --
Surge Protection --
Electrical Surges --
Whole-House Protection --
Point-of-Use Protection --
Grounding --
Optional Standby Generators --
What They Are and How They Work --
Selection --
Placement and Hookup --
Home Automation --
Smart Home Basics --
Power Line Carrier Control --
Timer Control --
Computer Control --
Wireless Remote Control --
Home Networking --
Surge Control --
Data Transmission Standards --
Design Protocols --
X-10. CEBus --
LonWorks --
Smart House --
Uses for Home Automation --
Lighting Systems and Appliances --
Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning --
Plumbing --
Home Security --
Entertainment Systems --
Telecommunications and Networking --
Outdoor Systems --
X-10 Projects --
Lighting Controls --
Sprinkler System --
Voice-Dial Home Security System.
Responsibility: by the editors of Creative homeowner.
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Discusses the basics of electricity and offers instructions and advice on the equipment and skills needed to install electrical, telephone, and cable wires in and around the home.

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