DeWalt Electrical Code Reference

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Based on the 2005 and 2008 National Electrical Codes this spiral-bound Code reference illustrates hundreds of the most common electrical Code requirements, violations and installation concerns. Large, color illustrations and photos show exactly what the Code requires so there's never any doubt in your mind.


You'll quickly find the information you need, illustrated on thick glossy industrial-strength pages made to survive – even in the harsh environment of your tool kit. With this reference you'll get the job done right – the first time – even if you have questions on branch circuits, receptacle placement, 3-way and 4-way switch wiring, panelboard wiring, GFCI and AFCI requirements, conductor ampacity tables, room-by-room layouts, calculating and wiring services, workspace requirements, and materials.


You'll find Code information on permissible receptacle types for branch circuits, types of terminals, common wiring methods, overcurrent protection, typical calculations for boxes, smoke detector wiring; wiring layout for bedrooms, kitchens, dining rooms, living rooms, laundry rooms, garages, and bathrooms; outside lighting, HVAC requirements, conductor sizing, subpanels, underground raceways, service grounding, rebar in footings, metallic water piping, and ground rods. Also includes load calculations and formulas, common symbols and abbreviations.

Weight 0.5600
ISBN 978-0-977183-6-8
Page Count 88
Author American Contractor's Exam Service
Publisher DeWalt
Dimensions 5 x 8

Based on the 2005 and 2008 National Electrical Codes this spiral-bound Code reference illustrates hundreds of the most common electrical Code requirements, violations and installation concerns. Large, color illustrations and photos show exactly what the Code requires so there's never any doubt in your mind.

You'll quickly find the information you need, illustrated on thick glossy industrial-strength pages made to survive – even in the harsh environment of your tool kit. With this reference you'll get the job done right – the first time – even if you have questions on branch circuits, receptacle placement, 3-way and 4-way switch wiring, panelboard wiring, GFCI and AFCI requirements, conductor ampacity tables, room-by-room layouts, calculating and wiring services, workspace requirements, and materials.

You'll find Code information on permissible receptacle types for branch circuits, types of terminals, common wiring methods, overcurrent protection, typical calculations for boxes, smoke detector wiring; wiring layout for bedrooms, kitchens, dining rooms, living rooms, laundry rooms, garages, and bathrooms; outside lighting, HVAC requirements, conductor sizing, subpanels, underground raceways, service grounding, rebar in footings, metallic water piping, and ground rods. Also includes load calculations and formulas, common symbols and abbreviations.

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General Terms and Definitions, 1-2

Basic Electrical Equipment, 3-4

Receptacle Requirements, 5
Permissible Receptacle Types for Branch Circuits, 5

Receptacle Terminals, 6
Types of Terminals, 6

Common Wiring Methods, 7-14
1 Pole Switch, 7
3 Way Switch, 8
4 Way Switch, 9
120 Volt Receptacle, 10
120 Volt GFCI Receptacle, 11
4 Wire 240 Volt Receptacle, 12
Lighting Fixture, 13
Ceiling Fan With Light, 14

Sizing Branch Circuits, 15-16
Common Cable Types for Various Circuits, 15
Overcurrent Protection, 16

Basic Wiring Requirements and Techniques, 17-22
Cables and Outlet Boxes Installations, 17-18
Roughing in Receptacle Outlets, 19-20
Standard Mounting Heights, 21
Lockout Provisions and Grounding, 22

Box Fill, 23-24
Typical Calculations, 23
Requirements, 24

Temporary Service, 25-26
Overhead, 25
Underground, 26

Smoke Detectors, 27-30
Residential Area Requirements, 27
Wiring Method, 28
Smooth Ceiling, 29
Placement, 30

Bedroom, 31-32
Layout, 31
Clothes Closet, 32

Kitchen, Eating Area and Dining Room, 33-36
Layout, 33-34
Appliances - Ranges, Rangehood and Microwave, 35
Appliances - Dishwasher and Disposal, 36

Living Room and Bonus Room, 37-38
Layout, 37
Wetbar and Track Lighting, 38

Hallway and Stairwell, 39

Laundry Room, 40

Bathroom, 41-42
Typical Bathroom, 41
Hydromassage Bathtub, 42

Garage, 43-44

Unfinished Basement, 45-46

Storage Area, 47

Outside Lighting and Receptacles, 48

Crawl Space, 49

HVAC, 50-56
Inside Equipment, 50
Outside Equipment, 51-52
Conductor Sizing, 53
Air Handlers, 54
Condensing Units, 55
Package Units, 56

Work Space, 57

Feeders and Services, 58-66
Conductor Sizing, 58
Subpanels, 59-60
Service Equipment, 61-63
UndegroundRaceways, 64
Overhead Services, 65-66

Service Grounding, 67-70
Grounding Electrode Conductors, 67
Rebar in Footer, 68
Metallic Water Piping, 69
Ground Rods, 70

Detached Buildings, 71-74
Detached Buildings, 71-72
Panels, 73-74

Load Calculations, 75-76

Useful Formulas, 77-79
Ohm's Law, 77
Voltage Drop, 78
Formulas, Common Symbols and Abbreviations, 79

A Note To The Reader

The DEWALT Electrical Code Reference is not a formal code interpretation and is not intended to replace the code. You will need a copy of the 2005 and 2008 NFPA 70™ National Electrical Code® (NEC®) to check all references given in this book.

This book is designed to help you understand some, but not all, phases of electrical installations. The guidelines illustrated in this book are not the only way to install the systems shown. Local codes sometimes have exceptions or regulations that are enforced along with the 2005 and 2008 NEC®.

Anyone working on an electrical project should contact their local building inspection department, office of planning and zoning, and/or department of permits in order to learn which codes are being used and how they will affect their project.

Both the 2005 and 2008 NEC Code are copyrighted work owned by the National Fire Protection Association®.

"NFPA 70" is a trademark of the National Fire Protection Association.

"NFPA, National Fire Protection Association, National Electrical Code, and NEC" are registered trademarks of the National Fire Protection Association.

ELECTRICAL
CODE REFERENCE

Based on the 2005 and 2008 National Electrical Code®, The DEWALT Electrical Code Reference is a must-have resource for anyone working with residential electrical systems. It illustrates hundreds of the most common code requirements, violations and installation concerns providing the critical information needed to get the job done right-the first time.

Like everything DEWALT, Electrical Code Reference is designed and manufactured to withstand the toughest jobsite conditions. Topics covered include:

  • Branch Circuits
  • Receptacle Placement
  • 3-Way and 4-Way Switch Wiring
  • Panelboard Wiring
  • GFCI and AFCI Requirements
  • Conductor Ampacity Tables
  • Room by Room Layouts
  • Calculating and Wiring Services
  • Workspace Requirements
  • Materials and much more

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