Though I feel this book was written for the newbie and the weekend warrior do-it-yourselfer, it has some pretty advanced stuff in it too. But if you think about it, most electrical projects are the same, just with different uses and boxes.
Along with installations, the book covers tests, troubleshooting and upgrades of outlets, fishing cables and wires, drywall cutting, plugs and wires (and much more.) There is way too much stuff in this book to list here, so the highlights are:
GFCI outlets (where to install and why) Tools, wires, fittings (when, how and where to use them) Standby generators Outdoor installations Telephone wiring and hook-up
Something it doesn't cover: solar power. It would be nice to cover this growing issue.
You should have no trouble finding your particular problem / project in this book. The step-by-step instructions (with many many pictures and diagrams) make it so easy. I highly recommend this book.
I also highly recommend purchasing a Fluke T5 Electrical Tester along with this book. It is absolutely imperative that you have a *dependable* tester when you are working with electricity. The T5 is one of the easiest to use, just turn it on and the voltage, amps and ohms are given automatically.
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Wiring: Complete Projects for the Homeprovides homeowners with all the information they need to understand the workings of their home electrical system. With projects and information to serve the novice, the savvy do-it-yourselfer, or the homeowner planning to work with a professional electrician, this is the ultimate home reference for wiring and electricity.Wiringis able to convey a wide range of concepts and details with easy-to-understand text and step-by-step instructions. Hundreds of color photographs of close-up views serve as a guide from start to finish. Projects cover a realm of subjects and are rated for difficulty.