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Wiring a House

4.02  ·  Rating Details  ·  44 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
This classic reference book on home wiring for homeowners, electricians and apprentices has been completely updated to reflect changes to the electrical code since it was first published in 1996. New material on home generators, lightning protection and wiring "above code" has been added to this edition. Featuring new design and color photos throughout.
Paperback, 245 pages
Published August 9th 2002 by Taunton Press (first published November 1st 1996)
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Danny Vanderbyl
Nov 24, 2012 Danny Vanderbyl rated it it was amazing
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It's Not for Dummies!

Rex has done a great job giving the newbie a heart-to-heart about electricity, but doesn't treat you like a dummy. He expects that if you are going to touch electricity, you want to know how to do it right, not just how to do the minimum.

I highly recommend this book over the stanley Manual, which, as Rex says, looks like it was written by a "desk jockey" and is incredibly boring.
Feb 22, 2013 William rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this book. I am on my 3rd edition (I do not know the actual edition number, it is just the 3rd one for me) as I buy these every few years as the book is updated to reflect the latest NEC changes. I have purchased this book for friends who are experienced with wiring and have upcoming electrical projects.

Like the series title says "For Pros by Pros". This does not mean that you must be a professional electrician to use this book, but you do need to have a good understanding of electricity,
Jan 03, 2009 Sean rated it it was amazing
An incredibly thorough and detailed tour of residential wiring, complete with clear diagrams and useful tips. This book covers every aspect of electricity in the home from how transformers work and panel layouts, to wiring individual appliances and proper grounding. An invaluable and (best of all) accessible reference for anyone wanting to know more about what goes on inside the walls of their home. I especially appreciated the illustrations and photos which showed actual job sites, instead of h ...more
Lonnie Sullivan
May 05, 2016 Lonnie Sullivan rated it it was amazing
great book. Gives you a good overview on almost any residential wiring task, and does so in a manner most people could grasp. I highly recommend it. Not only does he show you how to meet code, but he goes further...showing you a preferable "above-code" way of doing things. Remember, the code is the bare minimum, so it is often better to go beyond it.
Matt Mart
Feb 01, 2010 Matt Mart rated it it was amazing
This is one of the few books that takes you through the entire process from power line to light socket. This along with the current wiring simplified, your local codes and your inspectors phone number will allow you to wire anything in and around your home. It's clear, precise and has great rules-of-thumb to live by when you are wearing your electrician's hat.
Dec 11, 2007 Jonathan rated it really liked it
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The single most helpful book I've read on house wiring. Way more digestable than an electrician school textbook (or the NEC), yet still detailed enough to be useful on its own.
Aug 16, 2008 David rated it really liked it
A good reference book, as are most of those published by Taunton Press. This book is primarily for persons doing a substantial residential wiring job.
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