Originally Posted By: gbeaumont
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As many of you know Cauldwell, has also written a home inspection book that I am a fan of as a starter book for home inspectors, and I also like this title.
It is not a Home inspectors guide to electrical systems, more of a general theory and practice, of residential wiring systems, but is non the less a very good publication, that does a good job of covering the electrical systems, it does cover some of the issues related to K&T and Aluminum wiring, and it is nice to see that he explains the differences between "to code" instalations and best practice instalations, the book's chapters cover:
Tools of the trade
The service entrance
Panels and sub panels
The art of grounding
Wiring room by room
Fuses and Breakers
Receptacles and boxes
Lightning & surge protection
It is very well written, for the non electrician and has a wealth of photographs and clear diagrams, for those who feel that they are weak on residential wiring I would strongly recommend this book.
The published price is $24:95 (US) but Dave can supply it at our usual members discount, please contact him for pricing and availability at email@example.com