Old Electrical Wiring
Evaluating, Repairing, and Upgrading Dated SystemsBook - 2010 | 2nd ed
Fully 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on-the-job photos and illustrations, this practical handbook covers safety, problem-solving, inspecting, and repairing outdated, dangerous, and illegal systems.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 benefits Troubleshooting Modified designs and changed practices An esoteric switching layout: the Carter system Unusual and odd equipment and designs Commercial, industrial, and institutional wiring Determining whether to accept, adapt, or uproot Tearing out the old wiring and rewiring older buildings Inspection issues Grandfathering, dating, and historic buildings