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Old 03-24-03, 11:37 AM
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wiring books

can somebody give me the name of a good book (easy to read and follow) on residential wiring. Thanks
 
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The black and decker has nice pitures and pretty layouts but it does have some NEC mistakes too. I like the yellow cover book by taunton "wiring a house" at home depot.
 
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Old 03-24-03, 05:59 PM
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One of the books I have is "the complete guide to home wiring" by black and decker. Can you give me some of the mistakes, I haven't noticed them.

The main book I use is "Electrical Wiring: Residential" by Ray Mullin. However this book is expensive (around $100) and doesn't have the pretty pictures the black and decker book has (Its meant as a text book for students).
 
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Old 03-26-03, 07:53 PM
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I picked up Home Wiring 123 in home depot the other day. Spot on for info and example pics and points out codes for most of the projects. It's worked for me so far. That and coming here.
 
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marako, just cross out that section on isolated ground circuits and you'll have a good book.
 
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Old 03-27-03, 11:52 AM
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John,
Which book? The B&D book only mentions isolated grounds in passing. The picture the give seems to be correct from what I understand about them.

I haven't noticed anyting on ISO ground in Ray's book. Maybe I just haven't found it yet.

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Old 03-27-03, 10:39 PM
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The B&D book is the one John is talking about. It has detailed steps about installing a double grounded, dedicated computer outlet.
 
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Old 03-28-03, 11:14 AM
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Ok, so what is wrong with the B&D steps? Looks like what I've seen elsewhere for ISO outlets.

Now if you want to talk about whether or not ISO's do any good, thats a different story. For a single dedicated outlet on a deicated circiut, then no an ISO won't do much. Add the extra ground to an outlet in a chain of outlets, then maybe.
 
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The main issue is the reidentification of the red wire as a ground.
 
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