Old Electrical Wiring: Evaluating, Repairing, and Upgrading Dated Systems

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The Latest Information on Repairing and Replacing Old Wiring

Fully revised and updated for the 2008 National Electrical Code (NEC), this one-of-a-kind guide provides the information you need to work with electrical wiring in old houses, apartment buildings, historic residences, 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. Filled with on-the-job photos and illustrations, this practical handbook covers safety, problem-solving, inspecting, and repairing outdated, dangerous, and illegal systems. Tips for dealing with authorities and customers are included in this invaluable resource.

OLD ELECTRICAL WIRING, SECOND EDITION COVERS:

  • Hazards and benefits
  • Troubleshooting
  • Modified designs and changed practices
  • An esoteric switching layout: the Carter system
  • Unusual and odd equipment and designs
  • Commercial, industrial, and institutional wiring
  • Determining whether to accept, adapt, or uproot
  • Tearing out the old wiring and rewiring older buildings
  • Inspection issues
  • Grandfathering, dating, and historic buildings

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David E. Shapiro has worked as an electrical contractor and consultant since 1980, and is IAEI- and state-certified as an inspector and plan reviewer. He has authored numerous articles on electrical work which have appeared in publications such as The Washington Post, Practical Homeowner, New England Builder, EC&M, and IEC Quarterly, and has a long-running column in Electrical Contractor magazine.

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Book Description McGraw-Hill Education - Europe, United States, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 2nd Revised edition. 224 x 148 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. This is a comprehensive guide to older electrical wiring, fully revised and updated for the 2008 National Electrical Code (NEC). Old Electrical Wiring: Maintenance and Retrofit provides the information you need to evaluate old wiring and determine whether electrical systems should be torn out and replaced or retrofitted. Guidelines for the safe handling of electrical wiring are also included. Because the electrical construction industry is so fast moving, it takes a lot of effort on the part of building owners, electricians, electrical contractors, and inspectors to keep up with the new methods, equipment, wiring materials, and tools being introduced into the marketplace. This practical, up-to-date resource meets the need for current, reliable instruction on older electrical wiring issues. Old Electrical Wiring: Maintenance and Retrofit features: an expanded discussion of knob-and-tube wiring, aluminum branch circuit wiring, and old circuit breakers; a new chapter on the aftermaths of fire and flood; a new chapter on innovations that can be particularly useful in working with old wiring; and, information on special concerns regarding electrical bonding and old wiring and the EPA s Final Rule on Lead. Detailed, practical coverage of this title includes: Familiarizing Yourself with Old Wiring; Troubleshooting; Design Changes; More Specialized Issues and Situations; An Esoteric Switching Layout: The Carter System; Accept, Adapt, or Uproot; Safety Surveys: Looking at the Big Picture; Setting Limits and Avoiding Snares; Tearing It Out and Rewiring; Advanced Topics; Relatively Rare Situations; Fire and Flood: Special Concerns; Innovative Equipment; Historic Buildings; Commercial Settings; Inspection Issues; Dating and History; Resources; Communication; Recalled Equipment; and, Hazards and Benefits. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780071663571

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