Old Electrical Wiring: Evaluating, Repairing, and Upgrading Dated Systems

David E Shapiro
McGraw-Hill Education

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on Repairing and Replacing Old WiringFully revised and updated for the 2008 National Electrical Code (NEC), this one-of-a-kind guide provides the information you need to work with electrical wiring in old houses, apartment buildings, historic residences, and commercial structures. Old Electrical Wiring, second edition helps you to determine whether electrical systems should be torn out and replaced or retrofitted in order to bring an older building up to Code. Filled with on-the-job photos and illustrations, this practical handbook covers safety, problem-solving, inspecting, and repairing outdated, dangerous, and illegal systems. Tips for dealing with authorities and customers are included in this invaluable resource.OLD ELECTRICAL WIRING, SECOND EDITION COVERS: Hazards and benefitsTroubleshootingModified designs and changed practicesAn esoteric switching layout: the Carter systemUnusual and odd equipment and designsCommercial, industrial, and institutional wiringDetermining whether to accept, adapt, or uprootTearing out the old wiring and rewiring older buildingsInspection issuesGrandfathering, dating, and historic buildings