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advanced home wiring updated 4th edition dc circuits transfer switches panel pdf

Experienced home electricians understand the need to keep up with changes in the world of wiring. Wiring projects, and more advanced projects in particular, almost always require a permit from your municipality and typically an on-site inspection or two as well. If you aren’t up-to-date with wiring codes, there is a likelihood that your project will not pass inspection.

But beyond the practicality of passing inspections, the codes that govern wiring practices are updated for good reason: they improve safety. And when you’re talking about your own homeand family, that’s worth paying attention to. This newest edition of BLACK+DECKER Advanced Home Wiring has been reviewed and revised to reflect the many changes to wiring code published in the 2014 edition of the National Electrical Code (NEC), which is updated every three years.

And this time around there were an unusually high number of changes. They include the requirement that an available neutral wire be present in every switch box, expansion of the types of circuits that require AFCI protection, a new prohibition on tying into a garage receptacle, and more. Several of these changes are reflected in the updated information you’ll find here. Almost all of the advanced wiring projects featured in this book involve new circuitry, panel upgrades, or troubleshooting with diagnostic equipment.