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Residential Electricity & Circuit Breakers Books

Residential Electricity and Circuit Breakers Books

The following books and publications all deal with residential electricity, wiring techniques, tools, methods, materials, etc. in some fashion or another. Some are basic, while others are more advanced. Some have excellent photographs, while others are not so good. Your best bet is to take your time at your local bookstore and look through as many as possible.

See if the book or publication covers in clear, understandable English just what you are trying to figure out. If not, keep looking! In any event, my guess is that you quite possibly will need several books to fully understand the subject. Remember, residential electricity can be both dangerous and deadly. DO NOT underestimate its ability to hurt you or your family members. If you are the slightest bit unsure as to working with electricity, hire a professional! Good luck and work safely!

  • Wiring Simplified: Based on the 2008 National Electrical Code (42nd Edition)
    Creighton Schwan & Herbert P. Richter

    Park Publishing, 2008
  • House Wiring Simplified
    Floyd M. Mix

    Goodheart - Willcox., Inc., 2005
  • The Complete Guide to Home Wiring: A Comprehensive Manual, from Basic Repairs to Advanced Projects
    Black & Decker Home Improvement Library, 2001
  • Advanced Home Wiring
    Black & Decker Home Improvement Library, 1992
  • Quick Guide Wiring
    Creative Homeowner Press, 1996

Fine Homebuilding magazine has had several articles in past issues which also deal with electricity and residential wiring. Fine Homebuilding is, in my opinion, one of the finest magazines that deals with the professional installation of building and remodeling products. The workmanship of talented craftspeople is featured in each issue. The articles which appear are well written, edited and have excellent illustrations and photographs.

Fine Homebuilding is published by The Taunton Press. They also publish other books which are compendiums of several related articles. Click on their web site and check out their publications.

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