Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Wiring Updated 8th Edition: Current with 2020-2023 Electrical Codes (Volume 8) (Black & Decker Complete Guide, 8)


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For over 15 years, BLACK+DECKER The Complete Guide to Wiring has been the best-selling home wiring manual in North America. With this 8th edition, get the clearest, most up-to-date advice available.

As the most current wiring book on the market, you can be confident that your projects will meet national wiring codes. You’ll also spend more time on your project and less time scratching your head thanks to more than 800 clear color photos and over 40 diagrams that show you exactly what you need to know about home electrical service; all the most common circuits, all the most-needed techniques, all the most essential tools and materials. Chapters include:Working Safely with WiringWire, Cable & ConduitBoxes & PanelsSwitches (including wall switches and specialty switches)ReceptaclesPreliminary Work (planning your project, highlights of the National Electrical Code, and more)Circuit MapsCommon Wiring Projects (whole-house surge arrestors, underfloor radiant heat systems, doorbells, backup power supply, and many more)Repair Projects (light fixtures, ceiling fans, lamp sockets, plugs and cords, and more)The information in this book has been created and reviewed by professional electricians under the watchful eye of the experts at BLACK+DECKER. You can find plenty of articles and videos about wiring online or in other publications, but only The Complete Guide to Wiring has passed the rigorous test to make it part of the best DIY series from the brand you trust.

From the Publisher

CABLE STAPLINGCABLE STAPLING

PIGTAILING WIRESPIGTAILING WIRES

INSTALLING NM CABLESINSTALLING NM CABLES

HIGH-VOLTAGE RECEPTACLESHIGH-VOLTAGE RECEPTACLES

CABLE STAPLING

Use plastic cable staples to fasten cables. Choose staples sized to match the cables. Stack-It staples hold up to four 2-wire cables; ¾” staples for 12/2, 12/3, and all 10-gauge cables; ½” staples for 14/2, 14/3, or 12/2 cables; coaxial staples for anchoring television and data cables; bell wire staples for attaching telephone cables.

PIGTAILING WIRES

Pigtailing is done mainly to avoid connecting multiple wires to one terminal, which is a code violation. If you are pigtailing to a grounding clip in a metal box, you may find it easier to attach one end of the wire to the grounding clip before you attach the other end to the other wires.

INSTALLING NM CABLES

Label the cables entering each box to indicate their destinations. In boxes with complex wiring configurations, also tag the individual wires to make final hookups easier. After all cables are installed, your rough-in work is ready to be reviewed by the electrical inspector.

HIGH-VOLTAGE RECEPTACLES

This surface‑mounted receptacle rated for 240 volts has a hard plastic box that can be installed on concrete or block walls. Surface‑mounted receptacles are often found in basements and utility rooms.

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Cool Springs Press; Updated edition (February 8, 2022)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 336 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0760371512
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0760371510
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 2.6 pounds
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 8.38 x 0.88 x 10.88 inches

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