Synopses & Reviews
Revised and completely updated for the 2011 National Electric Code, this small manual continues its 78-year history of demonstrating how to install safe, convenient, and economical wiring. Encouraging readers to tackle jobs small and large, the guide covers everything from repairing a table lamp to wiring a whole house. After introducing the basics—standards, codes, safety practices, and an overview of how electricity is measured and delivered—chapters show how to design a layout for lights, switches, and receptacles; run a line from a utility pole; install wires, circuits, and grounds; and handle special projects such as replacing old wiring and wiring detached garages and accessory buildings.
About the Author
H. P. Richter wrote the first edition of Wiring Simplified in 1932. W. C. Schwan was the author of subsequent editions of Wiring Simplified until 2002. F. P. Hartwell became the new author of Wiring Simplified—after W. C. Schwan—with the 40th edition. He is the secretary of the Massachusetts Electrical Code Advisory Committee and the author of the American Electricians' Handbook and Practical Electrical Wiring. He lives in Amherst, Massachusetts.