Electrical Wiring Residential

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Cengage Learning, Dec 19, 2012 - Technology & Engineering - 752 pages
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ELECTRICAL WIRING RESIDENTIAL, 17E, updated to comply with the 2011 National Electrical Code, is a bestselling book that has already helped many students learn the basics of residential wiring in both new and existing homes This text uses a practical approach and comprehensive coverage to guide your students step-by-step through the critical tasks and responsibilities that face today's professional residential electricians. With coverage of energy conservation laws like Title 24, as well as today's important concepts such as ground fault circuit interrupters, smoke, heat, and carbon monoxide alarms, 2011 NEC requirements for house wiring, and Solar Photovoltaic Systems, your students can feel confident they are getting the very latest in industry standards and procedures. A unique feature of ELECTRICAL WIRING RESIDENTIAL, 17E is the sets of plans in the back of the book that offer your students opportunities for hands-on practice in interpreting and applying Code requirements, making this an ideal resource for your students who will work in the residential electrical industry. This book also contains updated Illustrations coordinated with the latest NEC regulations.
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This book may have all of the information an electrician needs, but as a textbook it is nearly useless. The questions at the end of a chapter are not necessarily answered in that chapter, and in some cases, I couldn't find an answer anywhere in this book. The questions are some of the most loosely worded, and confusing I have ever encountered. As I have not yet tried to use it as a guide in the field, I have no clue whether it would be useful. I suspect a tradesman would have to become intimately familiar with the book to know where to find things. I could not find things using the index. I am not liking this book at all.  

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Contents

General Information for Electrical Installations
1
Electrical Symbols and Outlets
28
Determining the Required Number of Lighting Outlets Receptacle Outlets and SmallAppliance Branch Circuits
69
Conductor Sizes and Types Wiring Methods Wire Connections Voltage Drop Neutral Conductor Sizing for Services
96
Conductor IdentificationSwitch Control of Lighting Circuits BondingGrounding of Wiring Devices Induction Heating
156
GroundFault Circuit Interrupters ArcFault Circuit Interrupters Surge Protective Devices Immersion Detection Circuit Interrupters and Appliance Leak...
190
Luminaires Ballasts and Lamps
224
Lighting Branch Circuit for the Front Bedroom
252
SpecialPurpose OutletsFood Waste Disposer H Dishwasher I
465
SpecialPurpose Outlets for the Bathroom Ceiling HeatVentLights K J the Attic Fan L and the Hydromassage Tub A
473
SpecialPurpose OutletsElectric Heating M Air Conditioning N
487
Gas and Oil Central Heating Systems
509
Television Telephone and LowVoltage Signal Systems
522
Smoke Heat and Carbon Monoxide Alarms and Security Systems
549
ServiceEntrance Equipment
571
Overcurrent ProtectionFuses and Circuit Breakers
617

Lighting Branch Circuit for the Master Bedroom
274
Lighting Branch CircuitBathrooms Hallway
287
Lighting Branch CircuitFront Entry Porch
299
Lighting Branch Circuit and SmallAppliance Circuits for the Kitchen
307
Lighting Branch Circuit for the Living Room
325
Lighting Branch Circuit for the StudyBedroom
339
Dryer Outlet Lighting and Receptacle Circuits for the Laundry Powder Room Rear Entry Hall and Attic
345
Lighting Branch Circuit for the Garage
361
Recreation Room
384
Lighting Branch Circuit Receptacle Circuits for Workshop
398
SpecialPurpose OutletsWater Pump Water Heater
421
SpecialPurpose Outlets for Ranges CounterMounted Cooking Unit G and WallMounted Oven F
448
ServiceEntrance Calculations
635
Swimming Pools Spas Hot Tubs and Hydromassage Baths
648
Wiring for the Future Home Automation Systems
660
Standby Power Systems
670
Residential UtilityInteractive Photovoltaic Systems
687
Specifications for Electrical WorkSingleFamily Dwelling
699
Appendix
705
Key Terms
725
Web Sites
739
Index
751
Plans for SingleFamily Dwelling
787
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Ray C. Mullin is a former electrical instructor for the Wisconsin Schools of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education. Prior to his retirement, he served as district manager, regional manager, regional vice president, and ultimately director technical liaison for a major electrical manufacturer. He also served on the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Code Making Panel 4 of the National Electrical Code. A former journeyman and supervisor for residential, commercial, and industrial installations, he has taught electrical apprentice and journeyman courses, conducted numerous technical and code seminars, written many articles for electrical trade publications, and consulted for electrical equipment manufacturers on legal issues. A former member of the Executive Board of the Western Section of the International Association of Electrical Inspectors, he is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and NFPA, Electrical Section. He attended the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee School of Engineering, and Colorado State University.

Phil Simmons is the founder of Simmons Electrical Services, where he consults on the National Electrical Code (NEC) and other codes. Mr. Simmons also writes, edits, illustrates, and produces technical publications, and provides plan review of electrical construction documents and inspection of complex electrical installations. In addition to developing training programs related to electrical codes and safety, he has presented on these subjects at numerous seminars and conferences for universities, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI), the U.S. Department of Defense, and private clients. He has also consulted on lawsuits involving electrical injury and property damage and is the co-author and illustrator of numerous textbooks on electrical topics. Mr. Simmons serves NFPA on Code Making Panel 5 of the NEC Committee (grounding and bonding), and he previously served on several other Code Making Panels, on the NFPA Standards Council, the NEC Technical Correlating Committee, the IAEI, and Underwriters Laboratories. He is a retired member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

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