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Electrical Wiring Residential, 18E


Electrical Wiring Residential
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Electrical Wiring Residential, 18E

18th Edition
Ray C. Mullin, Phil Simmons

Updated to the 2014 NEC!

Delivering the very latest in industry standards and procedures, bestselling ELECTRICAL WIRING RESIDENTIAL, 18e provides comprehensive, authoritative coverage that fully implements the 2014 National Electrical Code®.

The text's signature three-part organization thoroughly covers Code, Electrical Knowledge, and Applications. Extremely reader friendly, it offers detailed--but not overly technical--explanations as it guides you step by step through the critical tasks and responsibilities that face today's professional residential electricians in both new construction and existing homes.

Vivid Illustrations are fully coordinated with the latest NEC® regulations and provide further clarity. In addition, foldout plans at the back of the text give you hands-on practice applying Code requirements.

ELECTRICAL WIRING RESIDENTIAL, 18E, updated to comply with the 2014 National Electrical Code®, is a bestselling book that will help you learn the basics of residential wiring in both new and existing homes.

A unique feature of ELECTRICAL WIRING RESIDENTIAL, 18E is the sets of plans in the back of the book that offers you opportunities for hands-on practice in interpreting and applying Code requirements, making this an ideal resource for those who will work in the residential electrical industry.

This book also contains updated Illustrations coordinated with the latest NEC® regulations.

NEW in this Edition:
  • Reflecting the latest changes and developments from the field, ELECTRICAL WIRING RESIDENTIAL, 18e has been revised and updated to comply with the 2014 National Electrical Code®.
  • New and updated photographs, diagrams, and illustrations are coordinated with the latest NEC® regulations and add clarity to explanations of critical concepts.
  • Continuing the text's emphasis on green technology, the 18th Edition offers new coverage of EV residential stations.
  • The chapter on solar panels has been thoroughly updated to include the most recent industry practices and developments.


1. General Information for Electrical Installations.

2. Electrical Symbols and Outlets.

3. Determining the Required Number of Lighting Outlets, Receptacle Outlets, and Small-Appliance Branch Circuits.

4. Conductor Sizes and Types, Wiring Methods, Wire Connections, Voltage Drop, and Neutral Conductor Sizing for Services.

5. Conductor Identification, Switch Control of Lighting Circuits, Bonding/Grounding of Wiring Devices, Induction Heating.

6. Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupters, Arc-Fault Circuit Interrupters, Transient Voltage Surge Suppressors, Immersion Detection Circuit Interrupters, and Appliance Leakage Current Interrupters.

7. Luminaires Ballasts, and Lamps.

8. Lighting Branch Circuit for the Front Bedroom.

9. Lighting Branch Circuit for the Master Bedroom.

10. Lighting Branch Circuit—Bathrooms, Hallway.

11. Lighting Branch Circuit—Front Entry, Porch.

12. Lighting Branch Circuit and Small-Appliance Circuits for the Kitchen.

13. Lighting Branch Circuit for the Living Room.

14. Lighting BCranch Circuit for the Study/Bedroom.

15. Dryer Outlet, Lighting and Receptacle Circuits for the Laundry, Powder Room, Rear Entry Hall, and Attic.

16. Lighting Branch Circuit for the Garage.

17. Recreation Room.

18. Lighting Branch Circuit, Receptacle Circuits for Workshop.

19. Special-Purpose Outlets—Water Pump, Water Heater.

20. Special-Purpose Outlets for Ranges, Counter-Mounted Cooking Unit G, and Wall-Mounted Oven.

21. Special-Purpose Outlets—Food Waste Disposer, Dishwasher.

22. Special-Purpose Outlets for the Bathroom Ceiling Heat/Vent/Lights, the Attic Fan, and the Hydromassage Tub.

23. Special-Purpose Outlets—Electric Heating, Air Conditioning.

24. Gas and Oil Central Heating Systems.

25. Television, Telephone, and Low-Voltage Signal Systems.

26. Smoke, Heat, and Carbon Monoxide Alarms, and Security Systems.

27. Service-Entrance Equipment.

28. Overcurrent Protection—Fuses and Circuit Breakers.

29. Service-Entrance Calculations.

30. Swimming Pools, Spas, Hot Tubs, and Hydromassage Baths.

31. Wiring for the Future: Home Automation Systems.

32. Standby Power Systems.

33. Residential Utility Interactive Photovoltaic Systems.

Specifications for Electrical Work—Single-Family Dwelling.
IAEI Membership Application Form.
Key Terms.
Web Sites.
Index (Code and Subject).
Plans for Single-Family Dwelling.
Sheet 1 of 10 Basement Plan.
Sheet 2 of 10 Floor Plan.
Sheet 3 of 10 South (Front) Elevation; Window Schedule, Door Schedule.
Sheet 4 of 10 East (Right) Elevation; Interior Elevations.
Sheet 5 of 10 North (Rear) Elevation; Plot Plan.
Sheet 6 of 10 West (Left) Elevation; Room Finish Schedule.
Sheet 7 of 10 Section A-A.
Sheet 8 of 10 Electrical Basement Plan.
Sheet 9 of 10 Electrical Floor Plan.
Sheet 10 of 10 Code Requirements for Swimming Pool Wiring.
Blank Floor Plan First Floor.
Blank Floor Plan Basement.

816 Pages - 8-1/2 x 11 in.

About the Authors:

Ray C. Mullin: Former electrical instructor for the Wisconsin Schools of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education. Former member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Currently a member of the International Association of Electrical Inspectors, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, National Fire Protection Association, Electrical Section.

He has served on the NFPA Code Making Panel 4 of the National Electrical Code. Completed electrical apprenticeship training program. Worked as journeyman and supervisor for residential, commercial, and industrial installations. Taught electrical apprentice and journeyman course. Conducted numerous technical and Code seminars.

He has written many articles that have appeared in electrical trade publications and has done consulting to electrical equipment manufacturers on legal issues.

He has served on the Executive Board of the Western Section of the International Association of Electrical Inspectors and serves on the Electrical Commission in home town. He attended the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee School of Engineering, and Colorado State University.

Phil Simmons is self-employed at Simmons Electrical Services where he consults on the National Electrical Code® and other codes. Mr Simmons also writes, edits , and illustrates and produces technical publications, providing plan review of electrical construction documents as well as the inspection of complex electrical installations. He also develops training programs related to electrical codes and safety,

Mr. Simmons has been a presenter on these subjects at numerous seminars and conferences for Universities, the NFPA, IAEI, Department of Defense and private clients. He has also consulted on several lawsuits concerning electrical shocks, burn injuries and electrocutions. Mr. Simmons is the co-author and illustrator of ELECTRICAL WIRING RESIDENTIAL 17E, ELECTRICAL WIRING COMMERCIAL14E and ELECTRICAL GROUNDING AND BONDING 3E, all published by Delmar Cengage Learning.

Mr. Simmons presently serves NFPA on Code Making Panel-5 of the National Electrical Code® Committee (grounding and bonding). He previously served on the NFPA Standards Council, NEC® Technical Correlating Committee International Association of Electrical Inspectors, Underwriters Laboratories and is a retired member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

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