Wiring Residential, 2023
Ray C. Mullin, Phil Simmons, Derek Vigstol
to the 2023 NEC!
ELECTRICAL WIRING RESIDENTIAL, 21st
Edition, provides comprehensive, authoritative coverage of the
Electrical Code® (NEC®)
Featuring the latest industry
standards and procedures, longtime market leader ELECTRICAL
WIRING RESIDENTIAL, 20th Edition, provides comprehensive,
authoritative coverage of the
National Electrical Code® (NEC®), as well as a thorough
grounding in Electrical Knowledge and Applications.
Drawing on decades of industry
and classroom experience, the authors guide you step-by-step through
the critical tasks and responsibilities you can expect as a
professional electrician in both new construction and existing
Extremely reader friendly, the
text offers detailed explanations without being overly technical,
and content clearly relates the NEC to real-world installation
processes used by today’s professionals.
A unique feature of
ELECTRICAL WIRING RESIDENTIAL, 21E 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
Vivid Illustrations coordinate
with the latest NEC regulations to provide further clarity, and
foldout plans at the back of the text provide hands-on practice
applying code requirements to prepare you for career success.
Drawing on decades of
professional and educational experience, the authors include
practical, real-world examples throughout the text to help
illustrate key calculations and reinforce important concepts.
The text features both metric
and English measurements to appeal to students of all
backgrounds and prepare them for professional practice in
Expansive coverage of safety
in the workplace from the Occupational Safety and Health
Administration (OSHA) and the National Institute for
Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) encourages students to
keep safety in mind at every step.
A Code Cross-Index
makes it easy for students to reference specific content and
code requirements, drawing useful connections among
fundamental concepts, practical applications and current
industry standards and requirements.
Reflecting current trends and
technology in today’s industry, the authors devote an entire
chapter to solar photovoltaic systems.
In this Edition:
- This textbook offers a unique,
comprehensive approach to electrical education, with the
first seven chapters focusing on essential concepts such as
general requirements, safety, specifications, electrical
symbols and outlets.
- Later chapters cover progressively
advanced topics, delivering comprehensive coverage of
requirements for branch circuits, lighting and receptacle
outlets; determining the correct conductor sizes, wiring
methods and voltage drop; and identifying conductors, switch
control of lighting equipment, grounding wiring devices and
avoiding induction heating.
- With a highly practical focus to
prepare students for career success, the text covers how to
read blueprints and lay out wiring for a dwelling, and
foldout plans are included to provide hands-on practice
applying code requirements.
- The authors strongly emphasize
workplace safety throughout the text, which includes
thorough coverage of GFCIs, AFCIs, surge protection devices,
immersion detection, leakage detection and key information
and standards from the Occupational Safety and Health
Administration (OSHA) and the National Institute for
Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
- After introducing students to
luminaires, ballasts and lamps, the text provides detailed
information on how to approach wiring for each room of a
- The text teaches students both
recognized methods of calculating electrical load on feeders
and services, as well as rules relevant to service
installation and surge protection that are new or revised in
- The text covers new or updated wiring
requirements, including those for peninsular and island
counterspaces in kitchens, which have changed significantly,
and wiring for receptacle outlets in an attached or detached
garage with electric power, which may now supply outside
outlets in a limited way (per NEC 210.52(G)(1)).
1. General Information for Electrical
Electrical Symbols and Outlets.
3. Determining the Required Number of
Lighting Outlets, Receptacle Outlets, and Small-Appliance Branch
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
6. Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupters,
Arc-Fault Circuit Interrupters, Transient Voltage Surge Suppressors,
Immersion Detection Circuit Interrupters, and Appliance Leakage
7. Luminaires Ballasts, and Lamps.
8. Lighting Branch Circuit for the Front
9. Lighting Branch Circuit for the Master
10. Lighting Branch Circuit—Bathrooms,
11. Lighting Branch Circuit—Front Entry,
Light, Underground Wiring
12. Lighting Branch Circuit and
Small-Appliance Circuits for the Kitchen.
13. Lighting Branch Circuit for the Living
14. Lighting BCranch Circuit for the
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,
20. Special-Purpose Outlets for Ranges,
Counter-Mounted Cooking Unit, and Wall-Mounted Oven.
21. Special-Purpose Outlets—Food Waste
22. Special-Purpose Outlets for the
Bathroom Ceiling Heat/Vent/Lights, the Attic Fan, and the
23. Special-Purpose Outlets—Electric
Heating, Air Conditioning.
24. Gas and Oil Central Heating Systems.
25. Television, Telephone, and Low-Voltage
26. Smoke, Heat, and Carbon Monoxide
Alarms, and Security Systems.
27. Service-Entrance Equipment.
28. Overcurrent Protection—Fuses and
29. Service-Entrance Calculations.
30. Swimming Pools, Spas, Hot Tubs, and
31. Wiring for the Future: Home Automation
32. Standby Power Systems.
33. Residential Utility Interactive
Specifications for Electrical
Appendix A: Specification for Electrical
Appendix B: Schedule of Special Purpose Outlets
Appendix C: Useful Formulas
Appendix D: Metric System of Measurement
Appendix E: Standard Symbols
Appendix F: Single-Family Dwelling Service-Entrance Calculations
Appendix G: AFCI/GFCI Check-Off List
Plans for Single-Family Dwelling.
Sheet 1 of 10 Foundation/Basement Plan.
Sheet 2 of 10 First Floor Plan.
Sheet 3 of 10 South Elevation & Window/Door
Sheet 4 of 10 East Elevation & Interior Elevations.
Sheet 5 of 10 North Elevation & Plot Plan.
Sheet 6 of 10 West Elevation & Electrical Schedules.
Sheet 7 of 10 Cross-Section A-A.
Sheet 8 of 10 Basement Electrical Plan.
Sheet 9 of 10 First Floor Electrical Plan.
Sheet 10 of 10 Swimming Pool Wiring.
Blank Floor Plan: First Floor
Blank Floor Plan: Basement
848 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
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, ELECTRICAL WIRING
COMMERCIAL and ELECTRICAL GROUNDING AND BONDING, 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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