Practical Electrical Wiring: Residential, Farm, Commercial, and Industrial by H. P. Richter; W. Creighton Schwan

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9780070523951 This fully updated seventeenth edition of this book-a widely-used reference for both electricians and do-it-yourselfers-provides complete, detailed instructions for making safe and efficient electrical wiring installations. Based on the 1996 National Electrical Code, the book explains not only how to perform the many operations covered but also why they are necessary. It provides the background needed for a clear understanding of electrical principles without burdening the reader with overly-complex technical explanations and advanced math. The book leads the reader step-by-step through the planning and layout of an electrical wiring system and provides complete requirements for each of the more commonly used wiring methods, overcurrent protection, grounding, and installation of devices. A wide variety of examples, tables, and illustrations prompt the user through every step of the way.