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Old Electrical Wiring Maintenance and Retrofit

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A comprehensive guide to older electrical wiring, fully revised and updated for the 2008 National Electrical Code (NEC)

Old Electrical Wiring: Maintenance and Retrofit provides the information you need to evaluate old wiring and determine whether electrical systems should be torn out and replaced or retrofitted. Guidelines for the safe handling of electrical wiring are also included.

Because the electrical construction industry is so fast moving, it takes a lot of effort on the part of building owners, electricians, electrical contractors, and inspectors to keep up with the new methods, equipment, wiring materials, and tools being introduced into the marketplace. This practical, up-to-date resource meets the need for current, reliable instruction on older electrical wiring issues.

Old Electrical Wiring: Maintenance and Retrofit features:

  • An expanded discussion of knob-and-tube wiring, aluminum branch circuit wiring, and old circuit breakers
  • A new chapter on the aftermaths of fire and flood
  • A new chapter on innovations that can be particularly useful in working with old wiring
  • Information on special concerns regarding electrical bonding and old wiring and the EPAs Final Rule on Lead

Detailed, practical coverage:

Familiarizing Yourself with Old Wiring; Troubleshooting; Design Changes; More Specialized Issues and Situations; An Esoteric Switching Layout: The Carter System; Accept, Adapt, or Uproot?; Safety Surveys: Looking at the Big Picture; Setting Limits and Avoiding Snares; Tearing It Out and Rewiring; Advanced Topics; Relatively Rare Situations; Fire and Flood: Special Concerns; Innovative Equipment; Historic Buildings; Commercial Settings; Inspection Issues; Dating and History; Resources; Communication; Recalled Equipment; Hazards and Benefits

Book News Annotation:

A resource for electricians and contractors with clients who have bought a splendid old house, but need to modernize the 1910 electricity to support their four computers, seven VCR's, 92 appliances, and of course the security system. Discusses trouble shooting, design changes, switching layouts, estimating the age of a system, and where to find equipment and information about it. Includes a glossary (without pronunciation) of old wiring terms. No bibliography.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

The Latest Information on Repairing and Replacing Old Wiring

Fully revised and updated for the 2008 National Electrical Code (NEC), this one-of-a-kind guide provides the information you need to work with electrical wiring in old houses, apartment buildings, historic residences, and commercial structures. Old Electrical Wiring, second edition helps you to determine whether electrical systems should be torn out and replaced or retrofitted in order to bring an older building up to Code. Filled with on-the-job photos and illustrations, this practical handbook covers safety, problem-solving, inspecting, and repairing outdated, dangerous, and illegal systems. Tips for dealing with authorities and customers are included in this invaluable resource.

OLD ELECTRICAL WIRING, SECOND EDITION COVERS:

  • Hazards and benefits
  • Troubleshooting
  • Modified designs and changed practices
  • An esoteric switching layout: the Carter system
  • Unusual and odd equipment and designs
  • Commercial, industrial, and institutional wiring
  • Determining whether to accept, adapt, or uproot
  • Tearing out the old wiring and rewiring older buildings
  • Inspection issues
  • Grandfathering, dating, and historic buildings

About the Author

David E. Shapiro is a master electrician and consultant, certified as an inspector and plan reviewer. He has authored numerous articles on electrical work, which have appeared in such publications as The Washington Post, Practical Homeowner, New England Builder, EC&M, and IEC Quarterly.

Table of Contents

Ch. 1. Overview and Introduction

Part I: Familiarizing Yourself with Old Wiring

Ch. 2. Troubleshooting

Ch. 3. Design Changes

Part 2: More Specialized Issues and Situations

Ch. 4. An Esoteric Switching Layout: The Carter System

Ch. 5. Accept, Adapt, or Uproot?

Ch. 6. Safety Surveys: Looking at the Big Picture

Ch. 7. Setting Limits and Avoiding Snares

Ch. 8. Tearing It Out and Rewiring

Part 3: Advanced Topics

Ch. 9. Relatively Rare Situations

Ch. 10. Fire and Flood: Special Concerns (new)

Ch. 11. Innovative Equipment (new)

Ch. 12. Historic Buildings

Ch. 13. Commercial Settings

Ch. 14. Inspection Issues

Part 4: Supplementary Material

Ch. 15. Dating and History

Ch. 16. Resources

Ch. 17. Communication

Ch. 18. Recalled Equipment

Ch. 19. Hazards and Benefits

Glossary

Appendix 1:Fluorescents

Appendix 2: Old SplicesDifferent Than Modern Ones, Not Necessarily Worse

Appendix 3. Electrical Myths

Appendix 4: Electrical Bonding: Special Concerns (new)

Appendix 5: Old Wiring and the EPAs Final Rule on Lead (new)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780070578791
Author:
Shapiro, David E.
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Electrical
Subject:
Historic buildings
Subject:
Electric wiring, interior
Subject:
Historic buildings -- Maintenance and repair.
Subject:
Electric wiring, Interior -- Maintenance and repair.
Subject:
Do-It-Yourself - Electrical
Subject:
Electricity
Subject:
electrical wiring, electrical, wiring, old, older, retrofit, old electrical wiring, book, guide, how to, electrician, david Shapiro, Troubleshooting, Design, Specialized, Issues, Situations, esoteric, Switching Layout, Carter System, Accept, Adapt, Uproot
Subject:
electrical wiring, electrical, wiring, old, older, retrofit, old electrical wiring, book, guide, how to, electrician, david Shapiro, Troubleshooting, Design, Specialized, Issues, Situations, esoteric, Switching Layout, Carter System, Accept, Adapt, Uproot
Subject:
electrical wiring, electrical, wiring, old, older, retrofit, old electrical wiring, book, guide, how to, electrician, david Shapiro, Troubleshooting, Design, Specialized, Issues, Situations, esoteric, Switching Layout, Carter System, Accept, Adapt, Uproot
Subject:
electrical wiring, electrical, wiring, old, older, retrofit, old electrical wiring, book, guide, how to, electrician, david Shapiro, Troubleshooting, Design, Specialized, Issues, Situations, esoteric, Switching Layout, Carter System, Accept, Adapt, Uproot
Subject:
electrical wiring, electrical, wiring, old, older, retrofit, old electrical wiring, book, guide, how to, electrician, david Shapiro, Troubleshooting, Design, Specialized, Issues, Situations, esoteric, Switching Layout, Carter System, Accept, Adapt, Uproot
Subject:
electrical wiring, electrical, wiring, old, older, retrofit, old electrical wiring, book, guide, how to, electrician, david Shapiro, Troubleshooting, Design, Specialized, Issues, Situations, esoteric, Switching Layout, Carter System, Accept, Adapt, Uproot
Subject:
electrical wiring, electrical, wiring, old, older, retrofit, old electrical wiring, book, guide, how to, electrician, david Shapiro, Troubleshooting, Design, Specialized, Issues, Situations, esoteric, Switching Layout, Carter System, Accept, Adapt, Uproot
Subject:
electrical wiring, electrical, wiring, old, older, retrofit, old electrical wiring, book, guide, how to, electrician, david Shapiro, Troubleshooting, Design, Specialized, Issues, Situations, esoteric, Switching Layout, Carter System, Accept, Adapt, Uproot
Subject:
electrical wiring, electrical, wiring, old, older, retrofit, old electrical wiring, book, guide, how to, electrician, david Shapiro, Troubleshooting, Design, Specialized, Issues, Situations, esoteric, Switching Layout, Carter System, Accept, Adapt, Uproot
Subject:
electrical wiring, electrical, wiring, old, older, retrofit, old electrical wiring, book, guide, how to, electrician, david Shapiro, Troubleshooting, Design, Specialized, Issues, Situations, esoteric, Switching Layout, Carter System, Accept, Adapt, Uproot
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20100813
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9.000 x 6.000 in

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The Latest Information on Repairing and Replacing Old Wiring

Fully revised and updated for the 2008 National Electrical Code (NEC), this one-of-a-kind guide provides the information you need to work with electrical wiring in old houses, apartment buildings, historic residences, and commercial structures. Old Electrical Wiring, second edition helps you to determine whether electrical systems should be torn out and replaced or retrofitted in order to bring an older building up to Code. Filled with on-the-job photos and illustrations, this practical handbook covers safety, problem-solving, inspecting, and repairing outdated, dangerous, and illegal systems. Tips for dealing with authorities and customers are included in this invaluable resource.

OLD ELECTRICAL WIRING, SECOND EDITION COVERS:

  • Hazards and benefits
  • Troubleshooting
  • Modified designs and changed practices
  • An esoteric switching layout: the Carter system
  • Unusual and odd equipment and designs
  • Commercial, industrial, and institutional wiring
  • Determining whether to accept, adapt, or uproot
  • Tearing out the old wiring and rewiring older buildings
  • Inspection issues
  • Grandfathering, dating, and historic buildings

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