Residential Construction Academy: House Wiring

  • AUTHOR: Gregory W. Fletcher
  • ISBN-13: 9781111306212 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 704 Pages  Hardcover 
  • 3rd Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2008, 2004
  • ©2012     Published
  • Level(s): Flesch-Kincaid
  • Prices are valid only in the respective region

Overview

About The Product

RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION ACADEMY: HOUSE WIRING, 3E offers a concrete approach to teaching the most current electrical wiring practices in use in the housing industry. Like all books in the RCA series, House Wiring is based on the Skills Standards approved by NAHB's Home Builders Institute. The NAHB/HBI Skills Standards were developed by a board of industry and academic experts. Popular topics such as alternative energy systems and "green" coverage including sustainable building practices as they apply to house wiring are included in this new edition. This text is also updated to include the latest 2011 Electrical Code. An increased number of procedures help students better understand common house wiring practices along with additional end of the chapter review questions to help reinforce material covered and improve critical thinking skills. Teaching aids such as a "From Experience" section which addresses common residential wiring practices and scenarios and "Caution" boxes that emphasize the on-going importance of safety helps the student retain and apply what they have learned. An English and Spanish glossary is also included.

Features

  • English and Spanish glossary is included.
  • "From Experience" section addresses common residential wiring practices and scenarios, providing the opportunity for readers to apply what they have learned.
  • "Caution" boxes throughout the book emphasize the ongoing importance of safety in every stage of wiring installation.
  • Additional updated end of chapter review questions reinforce material covered and improve student critical thinking skills.
  • End of chapter task procedures are included to promote proficiency in both knowledge and the skills associated with the particular task.

About the Contributor

AUTHOR
  • Gregory W. Fletcher

    Gregory W. Fletcher is chairman of the Trades and Technology Department and director/instructor of the Electrical Technology program at Kennebec Valley Community College in Fairfield, Maine. With more than 30 years of experience in the electrical field, he has taught electrical wiring practices at the secondary level, apprentice level, and post-secondary level. He is also the author of THE ELECTRICIAN'S GUIDE TO PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEM INSTALLATION, RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION ACADEMY: HOUSE WIRING WORKBOOK/LAB MANUAL, and GUIDE TO USING THE NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE. Licensed since 1976--first as a Journeyman and then as a Master Electrician--Mr. Fletcher holds an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Electrical Construction and Maintenance, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Applied Technical Education, and a Master of Science Degree in Industrial Education. In addition, he is a member of the International Association of Electrical Inspectors and the National Fire Protection Association.

Table of Contents

1. Residential Workplace Safety.
2. Hardware and Materials Used in Residential Wiring.
3. Tools Used in Residential Wiring.
4. Test and Measurement Instruments Used in Residential Wiring.
5. Understanding Residential Building Plans.
6. Determining Branch Circuit, Feeder Circuit, and Service Entrance Requirements.
7. Introduction to Residential Service Entrances.
8. Service Entrance Equipment and Installation.
9. General Requirements for Rough-In Wiring.
10. Electrical Box Installation
11. Cable Installation.
12. Raceway Installation.
13. Switching Circuit Installation.
14. Branch-Circuit Installation.
15. Special Residential Wiring Situations.
16. Video, Voice and Data Wiring Installation.
17. Lighting Fixture Installation.
18. Device Installation.
19. Service Panel Trim-Out.
20. Checking Out and Troubleshooting Electrical Wiring Systems.
21. Green Wiring Practices.
22. Alternative Energy System Installation.

New to this Edition

  • Chapters 21 and 22 are new chapters with material on green wiring practices and alternative energy systems, including photovoltaics and small wind turbines.
  • New material throughout on "Green" coverage including sustainable building practices as they apply to house wiring.
  • All material updated to the latest 2011 National Electrical Code.
  • Increased number of end of chapter review questions.
  • Several new procedures have been added to better illustrate and better help students understand house wiring practices.

Components

Teacher Components

  • Online Adobe PDF eBook Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111306311 | ISBN-13: 9781111306311)
    Contains chapters in pdf form on a CD of the book.
    Price = 82.75
  • Adobe PDF eBook on CD  (ISBN-10: 111130629X | ISBN-13: 9781111306298)
    Contains chapters in pdf form of the book.
    Price = 78.75
  • Electrical Wiring Residential  (ISBN-10: 1435498267 | ISBN-13: 9781435498266)
    ELECTRICAL WIRING RESIDENTIAL, 17E, updated to comply with the 2011 National Electrical Code®, is a bestselling book that has already helped many students learn the basics of residential wiring in both new and existing homes This text uses a practical approach and comprehensive coverage to guide your students step-by-step through the critical tasks and responsibilities that face today's professional residential electricians. With coverage of energy conservation laws like Title 24, as well as today's important concepts such as ground fault circuit interrupters, smoke, heat, and carbon monoxide alarms, 2011 NEC® requirements for house wiring, and Solar Photovoltaic Systems, your students can feel confident they are getting the very latest in industry standards and procedures. A unique feature of ELECTRICAL WIRING RESIDENTIAL, 17E is the sets of plans in the back of the book that offer your students opportunities for hands-on practice in interpreting and applying Code requirements, making this an ideal resource for your students who will work in the residential electrical industry. This book also contains updated Illustrations coordinated with the latest NEC® regulations.
    Price = 94.50

Student Supplements

  • Online Adobe PDF eBook Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111306311 | ISBN-13: 9781111306311)
    Contains chapters in pdf form on a CD of the book.
    Price = 82.75
  • Adobe PDF eBook on CD  (ISBN-10: 111130629X | ISBN-13: 9781111306298)
    Contains chapters in pdf form of the book.
    Price = 78.75
  • Electrical Wiring Residential  (ISBN-10: 1435498267 | ISBN-13: 9781435498266)
    ELECTRICAL WIRING RESIDENTIAL, 17E, updated to comply with the 2011 National Electrical Code®, is a bestselling book that will help you learn the basics of residential wiring in both new and existing homes. This book uses a practical approach and comprehensive coverage to guide you step-by-step through the critical tasks and responsibilities that face today's professional residential electricians. With coverage of energy conservation laws like Title 24, as well as today's important concepts such as ground fault circuit interrupters, smoke, heat, and carbon monoxide alarms, 2011 NEC® requirements for house wiring, and Solar Photovoltaic Systems, you can feel confident you are getting the very latest in industry standards and procedures. A unique feature of ELECTRICAL WIRING RESIDENTIAL, 17E is the sets of plans in the back of the book that offers you opportunities for hands-on practice in interpreting and applying Code requirements, making this an ideal resource for those who will work in the residential electrical industry. This book also contains updated Illustrations coordinated with the latest NEC® regulations.
    Price = 94.50