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Translate the complex requirements of the 2017 National Electrical Code® into simple, practical guidelines for residential electrical installation with this thorough, user-friendly resource. Ideal for homeowners and experienced electricians alike, DEWALT® ELECTRICAL CODE REFERENCE: BASED ON THE NEC® 2017, Fourth Edition, examines all aspects of residential wiring, from initial rough-in to final trim-out. The author explores each room of the house in detail, covering receptacle placement, smoke detector installation, stairwells, and crawl spaces, as well as key topics such as grounding and bonding requirements, HVAC circuits, GFCI and AFCI requirements, and voltage drop calculations. To help readers master even complex concepts readily, the text includes worksheets to simplify advanced load calculations, straightforward diagrams for wiring devices, and code references highlighting critical NEC® 2017 requirements. This highly practical, up-to-date reference is a must-have resource for anyone undertaking residential electrical work today.
- Carefully updated based on the most recent industry standards and requirements, the Fourth Edition of this best-selling text in the DEWALT® Code Reference Series reflects the National Electrical Code® 2017, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code 2016, and International Residential Code® 2015.
- The text features updated guidelines based on the latest codes governing residential electrical work, including new requirements related to AFCI and GFCI, receptacle placement requirements, and branch circuits.
- Easy-to-follow diagrams break down complicated installations so readers can proceed step by step without getting overwhelmed or going astray.
- A reader-friendly writing style, frequent use of bullet lists, and visually appealing graphics and illustrations help readers master even complex material more readily--and apply their knowledge with confidence on the job.
- The text includes more than 80 pages of full-color, 3D illustrations; code violations; installation concerns; and prominent code references.
- Laminated covers and pages resist tearing, water, and oil, enabling this durable text to stand up to the demands of years of use as an on-the-job reference.
- Spiral binding allows the book to lie flat when opened, allowing for easy reference and convenient access on the job
2. Basic Electrical Equipment.
Part I: RECEPTACLE REQUIREMENTS.
3. Permissible Receptacle Types for Branch Circuits.
Part II: RECEPTACLE TERMINALS.
4. Types of Terminals.
Part III: COMMON WIRING METHODS.
5. 1-Pole Switch.
6. 3-Way Switch.
7. 4-Way Switch.
8. 120-Volt Receptacle.
9. 120-Volt GFCI Receptacle.
10. 4-Wire, 240-Volt Receptacle.
11. Lighting Fixture.
12. Ceiling Fan with Light.
Part IV: SIZING BRANCH CIRCUITS.
13. Common Cable Types for Various Circuits.
14. Overcurrent Protection.
Part V: BASIC WIRING REQUIREMENTS AND TECHNIQUES.
15. Cables and Outlet Boxes Installations.
16. Roughing in Receptacle Outlets.
17. Standard Mounting Heights.
18. Lockout Provisions and Grounding.
Part VI: BOX FILL.
19. Typical Calculations.
Part VII: TEMPORARY SERVICE.
Part VIII: SMOKE DETECTORS.
23. Residential Area Requirements.
24. Wiring Method.
25. Smooth Ceiling.
Part IX: BEDROOM.
28. Clothes Closet.
Part X: KITCHEN, EATING AREA AND DINING ROOM.
30. Appliances – Ranges, Rangehood and Microwave.
31. Appliances – Dishwasher and Disposal.
Part XI: LIVING ROOM AND BONUS ROOM.
33. Wetbar and Track Lighting.
Part XII: HALLWAY AND STAIRWELL.
Part XIII: LAUNDRY ROOM.
Part XIV: BATHROOM.
34. Typical Bathroom.
35. Hydromassage Bathtub.
Part XV: GARAGE.
Part XVI: UNFINISHED BASEMENT.
Part XVII: STORAGE AREA.
Part XVIII: OUTSIDE LIGHTING AND RECEPTACLES.
Part XIX: CRAWL SPACE.
Part XX: HVAC.
36. Inside Equipment.
37. Outside Equipment.
39. Air Handlers.
40. Condensing Units.
41. Package Units.
Part XXI: WORK SPACE.
Part XXII: FEEDERS AND SERVICES.
42. Conductor Sizing.
44. Service Equipment.
45. Underground Raceways.
46. Overhead Services.
Part XXIII: SERVICE GROUNDING.
47. Grounding Electrode Conductors.
48. Rebar in Footer.
49. Metallic Water Piping.
50. Ground Rods.
Part XXIV: DETACHED BUILDINGS.
51. Detached Buildings.
Part XXV: LOAD CALCULATIONS.
Part XXVI: USEFUL FORMULAS.
53. Ohm's Law.
54. Voltage Drop.
55. Formulas, Common Symbols and Abbreviations.