Your Old Wiring

Paperback | December 22, 2000

byDavid E. Shapiro

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The only house wiring book that shows how to identify and correct old electrical wiring, simply and safely.

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The only house wiring book that shows how to identify and correct old electrical wiring, simply and safely.

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What to Do (and How to Do It). What Not to Do. How to Tell the Difference IS IT WORKMANSHIP OR GUESSWORK? If you live in an older home, you never know what lurks behind switchplates and outlet covers, inside fuse boxes and breaker panels, writes master electrician David Shapiro. He's conquered the tangles masquerading as wiring in hund...

DAVID E. SHAPIRO is a master electrician and renowned authority on home wiring. The author of OLD ELECTRICAL WIRING, also from McGraw-Hill, and the residential columnist for Electrical Contractor magazine, he has written for the Washington Post, Practical Homeowner, New England Builder, and many other magazines. He is also an electrica...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:11.02 × 8.4 × 0.78 inPublished:December 22, 2000Publisher:McGraw-Hill Professional PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071357017

ISBN - 13:9780071357012

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Table of Contents

Familiarizing Yourself with Your System.

Basic Information about Electrical Systems.

Checking for Voltage.

Evaluating Your Service Entrance.

Safety.

Examining Your Panel.

Protective Devices.

The Walk-Through.

Parts - What You Have, How to Choose Them, How to Use Them.

Tools and Gear.

Your System's Physical Components.

Materials, Listing, and Quality.

Making Connections.

Evaluation, Repair, and Replacement.

Mechanical Condition.

Replacing Receptacles.

Replacing Switches.

Replacing a Light Fixture or Small, Hard-Wired Appliance.