Wiring Simplified (44th Edition) by H. P. Richter, W. C. Schwan, Frederic P. Hartwell

By H. P. Richter, W. C. Schwan, Frederic P. Hartwell

This forty fourth edition—part of a chain always released for greater than eighty years and in accordance with the 2014 nationwide electric Code—is a convenient guide that has been utilized by generations of readers who research the “why” in addition to the “how-to” of wiring practices. Encouraging readers to take on jobs small and massive, the consultant covers every thing from repairing a desk lamp to wiring an entire apartment. After introducing the basics—standards, codes, safeguard practices, and an summary of the way electrical energy is measured and delivered—chapters convey the way to layout a structure for lighting, switches, and receptacles; run a line from a software pole; set up wires, circuits, and grounds; and deal with designated tasks corresponding to exchanging outdated wiring and wiring indifferent garages and accent constructions. The do-it-yourselfer appreciates the unique directions and drawings, the home-owner operating with a contractor profits perception into find out how to converse with the pro concerning the difficulties to be solved, and scholars and academics get pleasure from the diversity and intensity of the subject material and the accompanying pupil workbook.

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For copper wire only. the type shown. Then cut off the wire WIRES, CIRCUITS, AND GROUNDING 42 Fig. 4–22 For heavier wires, use metal con­ nectors. The assembled connector and wires must be taped. Fig. 4–23 Use a split-bolt connector when splicing a heavy wire to another continuous heavy wire. The assembled connector and wires must be taped. ends that could puncture the insulation, and either tape or use formed plastic caps to insulate. These connectors are commonly used for joining bare grounding wires that do not require insulation.

Instead, there are internal terminal clamps that grasp a straight piece of wire pushed into them, forming an effective connection. Merely strip the end of the wire for half an inch or so (the proper length is usually shown on the device itself), and push the wire into the hole on the device. See Fig. 4–16. If an error is made, release the clamp by pushing a small screwdriver blade into another opening on the device. These push-in connections are acceptable only for copper or copper-clad aluminum Fig.

Black wires are “hot” (energized)—they carry current to electrical equipment. Red and blue, if used, are also hot; use of such additional colors makes it easier to tell wires apart in a complicated installation. Number 4 AWG and larger wires are usually available only in black, and weatherproof wire in all sizes is always black. Number 10 AWG and smaller wire is usually solid—the copper conductor is a single solid strand. Number 8 AWG wire is usually stranded—several smaller wires are grouped together to make one larger wire (See Fig.

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