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ELECTRICAL CODE REFERENCE: BASED ON THE NEC® 2017, Fourth
Edition, provides comprehensive coverage from initial rough-in to
The author explores each room of the house in detail, covering
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requirements, HVAC circuits, GFCI and AFCI requirements, and voltage
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- 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
National Fire Alarm and Signaling
Code 2016, and
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.
1. General Terms and Definitions.
2. Basic Electrical Equipment.
Part I: RECEPTACLE REQUIREMENTS.
3. Permissible Receptacle Types for Branch
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.
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states and is a licensed electrical inspector and electrical plans
examiner as well.
A member of the
International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI), Mr.
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1- & 2-family dwelling inspector, commercial electrical inspector,
and electrical plans examiner from both the IAEI and the
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