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Residential Wiring  (Based on 2008 NEC)

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Residential Wiring, 3rd Edition
(Based on 2008 NEC)

H. Brooke Stauffer, Paul A. Rosenberg

A Practical Guide Based on the 2008 National Electrical Code®

The third edition of Residential Wiring is a practical introduction to the general wiring principles, methods, installations, calculations, and service equipment used in 90% of dwellings.

Covering actual construction practices for installing electrical systems in one- and two-family dwellings, the text combines in-depth instruction of 2008 NEC rules with detailed, hands-on information about residential wiring practices and full color illustrations to make this an accessible and reader-friendly textbook.

Outlining the steps and precautions needed to install power wiring, residential smoke detectors, and systems covered in Article 800 of the NEC, the text addresses specific challenges room by room, including AFCI protection for bedrooms, small-appliance branch circuits for kitchen and dining rooms, and GFCI protection for bathrooms.

Key Features:
  • Covers Code requirements and actual construction practices for installing electrical systems in one- and two- family dwellings
  • Combines in-depth instruction of 2008 Code rules with detailed, hands-on information about residential wiring practices
  • Clearly written with more than 200 color illustrations to enhance understanding
  • Readers will gain an improved understanding of the NEC® and how to install residential electrical systems in one- and two- family dwellings
  • New chapter features that reinforce and expand on essential information include:
    • Learning Objectives Help focus students' attention on key topics within the chapter
    • Case Studies Provide real-world scenarios faced by an electrician working with residential wiring
    • Tip Boxes Highlight valuable information about residential wiring and construction
    • Safety First Boxes Offer safety considerations for different locations, equipment, and tools
    • Warning Boxes Alert students to situations that require special attention
    • Charged Terms List helpful terms and definitions
    • Check Your Knowledge Provide students with an opportunity to test what they have learned from each chapter and to understand how it applies to wiring practices



1. General Principles

2. Planning the Installation---Required Branch Circuits and Load Calculations

3. Services, Service Equipment, and Grounding

4. Wiring Methods

5. Lighting the Home

6. The Living Room

7. The Kitchen and Dining Room

8. The Bathroom

9. The Bedroom

10. The Basement, Family Room, and Laundry

11. Hallways, Stairways, and Attics

12. Outdoor Areas

13. Swimming Pools, Hot Tubs, and Spas

14. HVAC Equipment and Water Heaters

15. Special Systems

16. Residential Generators



About the Author(s):

H. Brooke Stauffer

Brooke Stauffer is the Executive Director of Standards and Safety for the National Electrical Contactors Association (NECA) in Bethesda, MD. He is responsible for all of NECA’s regulatory activities and for developing and publishing the National Electrical installation Standards.


Stauffer is a member of the IEEE, NFPA, and IAEI, and has served on three different code-making panels. He is also a member of the ANSI Board of Standards Review (BSR), which approves all American National Standards, including the National Electrical Code®.

Paul A. Rosenberg

Paul Rosenberg is a Consulting Editor for EC&M magazine. He has written more than 30 books and hundreds of magazine articles. He has an extensive background in the electrical contracting industry, and has taught apprenticeship, community college and university programs.

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Copyright 2009


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