Residential Construction Academy, House Wiring

Second Edition
Author: Gregory W. Fletcher
ISBN #: 1418010987
©2008   Publish Date: 11/19/2007
Binding: HB
Pages: 672
Publisher: Cengage Learning

Price: $139.95


With the same innovative "hands-on" approach and task-focused organization that made the first edition so popular, Residential Construction Academy: House Wiring, 2E has been updated to reflect the most current electrical wiring practices in use, including the 2008 National Electrical Code. Designed to highlight the principles and practices used in the installation of a residential electrical wiring system, as well as how to effectively put them into practice, this book provides a valuable resource for learning the basic skills required of an entry-level electrician. Beginning with the preparation and planning tasks and moving forward to cover service entrances and equipment, rough-in and trim-out, and concluding with a section on maintenance and troubleshooting, the topics progress logically to provide readers with a strong sense of the tasks involved in a residential wiring project, from start to finish.

Product Benefits:

  • A all new English and Spanish glossary is included.
  • "From Experience" section addresses common residential wiring practices and scenarios, providing the opportunity for readers to apply what they have learned
  • "Caution" boxes throughout the book emphasize the ongoing importance of safety, in every stage of wiring installation
  • Additional, updated end-of-chapter review questions reinforce material covered and improves critical thinking skills
  • End-of-chapter task procedures are included to promote proficiency in both the knowledge and the skills associated with particular task

Table of Contents:

Section I: Preparing and Planning a Residential Wiring Job
Chapter 1: Residential Workplace Safety
Chapter 2: Hardware and Materials Used in Residential Wiring
Chapter 3: Tools Used in Residential Wiring
Chapter 4: Test and Measurement Instruments Used in Residential Wiring
Chapter 5: Understanding Residential Building Plans

Section II: Residential Service Entrances and Equipment
Chapter 6: Introduction to Residential Service Entrances
Chapter 7: Residential Branch Circuit, Feeder, and Service Entrance Calculations
Chapter 8: Service Entrance Equipment and Installation

Section III: Residential Electrical System Rough-In
Chapter 9: General Requirements for Rough-In Wiring
Chapter 10: Electrical Box Installation
Chapter 11: Cable Installation
Chapter 12: Raceway Installation
Chapter 13: Switching Circuit Installation
Chapter 14: Branch Circuit Installation
Chapter 15: Special Residential Wiring Situations
Chapter 16: Video, Voice, and Data Wiring Installation

Section IV: Residential Electrical System Trim-Out
Chapter 17: Lighting Fixture Installation
Chapter 18: Device Installation
Chapter 19: Service Panelboard Trim-Out

Section V: Maintaining and Troubleshooting a Residential Electrical Wiring System
Chapter 20: Troubleshooting and Repairing Residential Electrical Wiring Systems

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