Wiring Complete: Expert Advise from Start to Finish (Taunton's Complete) (Paperback)

Wiring Complete: Expert Advise from Start to Finish (Taunton's Complete) By Michael Litchfield, Michael McAlister Cover Image


'The clearest, most intelligible, most up-to-date, step-by-step instructions of how to wire most household electrical jobs.'
- KK. Org (Cool Tools)

The title says it all Wiring Complete, 2nd Edition, covers everything homeowners need to know about practically any wiring scenario imaginable, from simple switches to outdoor lighting.

Updated to the latest code. Co-authored by two well-known experts in the field, this second edition of the original best seller has been updated to the latest electrical code (NEC, 2011). And there's more detailed coverage of today's hot topics, including:

  • expanded sections on receptacles, switches, and lighting
  • the latest information on remote thermostats
  • details on the changing world of multimedia wiring

Unique, do-it-yourself approach. What separates Wiring Complete from other guides is its straightforward approach and accessible design that allows you to:

  • quickly look up a project
  • gather all the information on how to tackle it
  • easily access advice from a licensed electrician and
  • identify what to do should something go wrong

Reliable information and how-to instructions. With 825 photos and 50 illustrations, Wiring Complete provides highly visual instruction on wiring projects that homeowners want to do themselves, such as: switches and receptacles, wall sconces, phone jacks, fans, kitchen appliances, and more.

A must-have for every home. Much more than a how-to reference, Wiring Complete is like having your own personal electrician on call, 24/7.

About the Author

Michael Litchfield has been renovating houses or writing about them for more than 40 years. During that time he has been a founding editor of "Fine Homebuilding" magazine, the author of 12 acclaimed books on home design and renovation, and editor of a CNET/Yahoo! Gold Star home improvement site. He is also a certified green building professional. Michael McAlister is a licensed electrician, C-10 Electrical Contractor, and B General Building Contractor in California and is currently Division Manager-San Francisco for Sprig Electric. He has worked in a design/build capacity in single-family residential, multi-family high density residential, commercial TI, biotech, high-tech, manufacturing, and alternative energy. He lives with his wife and two sons in San Francisco.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781600858468
ISBN-10: 1600858465
Publisher: Taunton Press
Publication Date: April 30th, 2013
Pages: 272
Language: English
Series: Taunton's Complete