Detailing how to apply National Electrical Code rules in completing safe, convenient, and economical wiring installations, this handy fit-in-a-toolbox wiring manual has been used with success by generations of both professional and do-it-yourselfer readers, providing the confidence to tackle wiring jobs small and large, from repairing a table lamp to wiring a whole house or farm. Revised and completely updated every three years to conform to the current National Electric Code and the latest trade practices, it is organized into four parts to guide the reader through a range of wiring jobs. Featured are such basics as standards, codes, safety practices, arrangement of circuits, and a description of how electricity is measured and delivered. Also included are revised illustrations and detailed chapters on wires, circuits, grounding, installing service equipment, and special wiring situations, such as home computer network wiring.
About the Authors
H. P. Richter wrote the first edition of Wiring Simplified in 1932 and updated the subsequent 31 editons of this book.
W. Creighton Schwan is a registered professional engineer and electrical consultant, the coauthor of Practical Electrical Wiring, and a columnist for Electrical Contractor magazine. He revised the 33rd through the 39th editions of this book.
Frederic P. Hartwell is the author of Illustrated Changes in the 1999 National Electrical Code: Engineers and Electricians Editions and Understanding NE Code Rules on Grounding and Bonding. He is a licensed master electrician and electrical inspector and has been responsible for nearly 1,000 successful proposals and public comments regarding changes in the Code beginning with the 1987 edition. He is a principal member of the NEC Committee and the secretary of the Massachusetts Electrical Code Advisory Committee. He lives in Amherst, Massachusetts.