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Fully updated and revised for the 2008 National Electrical Code (NEC), this one-of-a-kind guide gives all users the information they need to work with electrical wiring in apartment buildings, historic residences, old houses and commercial structures. Old Electrical Wiring, second edition helps you to determine whether electrical systems should be torn out and replaced or retrofitted in order to bring an older building up to Code. This text is filled with on-the-job illustrations and photos. This practical handbook covers and repairing outdated, dangerous, and illegal systems. Tips for dealing with authorities and customers, safety, problem-solving, and inspecting. This text is 352 pages.
Modified designs and changed practices
Hazards and benefits
An esoteric switching layout: the Carter system
Unusual and odd equipment and designs
Determining whether to accept, adapt, or uproot
Tearing out the old wiring and rewiring older buildings
Commercial, industrial, and institutional wiring
Grandfathering, dating, and historic buildings
Table of Contents:
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Hazards and Benefits
Chapter 3. Troubleshooting
Chapter 4. Modified Designs and Changed Practices
Chapter 5. An Esoteric Switching Layout
Chapter 6. Unusual and Odd Equipment and Designs
Chapter 7. Commercial, Industrial, and Institutional Wiring
Chapter 8. Accept, Adapt, or Uproot?
Chapter 9. Tearing Out Old Wiring and Rewiring
Chapter 10. Inspection Issues
Chapter 11. Grandfathering, Dating, and Historic Buildings
Old Electrical Wiring Evaluating, Repairing, and Upgrading Dated Systems