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Old Electrical Wiring Evaluating, Repairing, and Upgrading Dated Systems

This text provides tips for dealing with authorities and customers are included in this invaluable resource

Old Electrical Wiring Evaluating, Repairing, and Upgrading Dated Systems

Price: $39.95

Product Code: 9780071663571

ISBN: 9780071663571


Binding: Paperback

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

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, 2nd 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 This practical handbook covers and repairing outdated, dangerous, and illegal systems.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. 352 pp.

Coverage includes:

  • 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
  • Troubleshooting
  • Commercial, industrial, and institutional wiring
  • Inspection issues
  • 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

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