Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Wiring, 5th Edition: by Creative Publishing International

By Creative Publishing International

The full advisor to Wiring has been Americas very best-selling purchaser wiring booklet for greater than a decade, with prior variations promoting greater than 1 million copies. This 5th version has been up-to-date to conform with 2011-2013 electric Codes. it's also an all new domestic Automation bankruptcy, in addition to significant revisions to lights and air flow gear hookups and new fabric on operating with conduit and raceways.

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These extra wires allow for future expansion of the system. Uf (underground feeder) cable is used for wiring in damp locations, such as in an outdoor circuit. It has a white or gray solid‑core vinyl sheathing that protects the wires inside. It also can be used indoors wherever nM cable is allowed. Tips for Working With Wire ▸ WIrE GaUGE aMPaCITy MaxIMUM WaTTaGE LoaD 14‑gauge 15 amps 1440 watts (120 volts) 12‑gauge 20 amps 1920 watts (120 volts) 3840 watts (240 volts) 10‑gauge 30 amps 2880 watts (120 volts) 5760 watts (240 volts) 8‑gauge 40 amps 7680 watts (240 volts) 6‑gauge 50 amps 9600 watts (240 volts) 30 ■ THE CoMpLETE gUIDE To WIRINg Wire “ampacity” is a measurement of how much current a wire can carry safely.

Plastic PVC conduit is allowed by many local codes. It is assembled with solvent glue and PVC fittings that resemble those for metal conduit. When wiring with PVC conduit, always run a green grounding wire. offset fitting connects an indoor metal electrical box to a conduit anchored flush against a wall. LB conduit fitting is used in outdoor conduit installations. It has watertight threaded fittings and a removable cover. Wire, Cable & Conduit ■ 45 ■ Working with Conduit EMT IMC PVC flexible conduit Conduit types used most in homes are EMT (electrical metallic tubing), IMC (intermediate metallic conduit), RNC (rigid nonmetallic conduit), and flexible metal conduit.

48 ■ THE CoMpLETE gUIDE To WIRINg Drill pilot holes with a masonry bit, then mount the box against a masonry wall with masonry anchors. Or use masonry anchors and panhead screws. 5 Anchor the conduit against the wall with pipe straps and masonry anchors. Conduit should be anchored within 3 ft. of each box and fitting, and every 10 ft. thereafter. Open one knockout for each length of conduit that will be attached to the box. Attach an offset fitting to each knockout using a locknut. 6 Make conduit bends by attaching a sweep fitting using a setscrew fitting or compression fitting.

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