Basic Wiring

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Old 01-21-03, 10:04 PM
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Question Basic Wiring

I would like to know if anyone happens to know where a good and inexpensive basic wiring book may be found, besides the library. My wife and I are doing an addition, bedroom, bath, laundry and walk in closet, and we arent sure how to wire. We really dont want to hire out the work for budget reasons.
 
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Old 01-22-03, 07:45 AM
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The "Black and Decker Home Complete Guide to Home Wiring" is probably your best bet (but only if you ignore the section on isolated ground circuits). It's about $18 and has good color pictures and diagrams.

A more technical book, but still easy to read and essential for any serious project, is a green paperback entitled "Wiring Simplified." This book makes you more familiar with the most commonly used electrical codes. It's only about $9.

I recommend you get both.

Home Depot's "Wiring 1-2-3" is also good ($18).

For more serious projects, the $25 "Wiring a House" and the $69 "Electrical Wiring Residential" are great.

All of these books are available at home centers (e.g., Home Depot), and Amazon.com.
 
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