Valuable Field Guide to Wiring a Safe House
Here's a convenient, quick-reference guide to current electrical
code, designed for on-site use.
Completely Updated to the
National Electrical Code.
You'll find everything you need to wire a house right the first
time -- all collected in a user-friendly flip chart with durable
spiral binding and laminated pages.
Here are a few of the ways Code Check Electric can help
you work smarter and faster to wire a safe house.
- Instantly provides the correct answers to hundreds of common
- Gives you valuable details for use in the planning and
layout of your wiring projects
- Conveniently referenced to the National Electrical Code and
International Residential Code
- Provides current information compiled by Certified
Combination Building Inspectors and Master Electricians
- Helps you work more efficiently on-site by reducing code
Code Check Electrical is a field guide to common code
issues in residential electrical installations. It is based on the
2008 National Electrical Code -- the most widely used electrical
code in the United States -- and the 2006 International Residential
Code. Before beginning any electrical project, check with your local
building department. In addition to a model code, special rules from
utility companies and energy codes could also apply.
Each code line in Code Check Electrical references the
two codes named above. Many building jurisdictions use older
versions of the codes. Because the 2006 IRC is derived from the 2005
NEC, you could essentially use the IRC column if your local area is
still using the 2005 NEC. We have also highlighted the more
significant changes in these last two code editions, and those
changes are summarized in a list on the inside back cover.
In places where the IRC does not reference a particular rule, the
NEC rule might still apply, even where the IRC code is adopted. The
IRC states that items not specifically mentioned in that code should
comply with the NEC. This is particularly true for issues such as
old wiring, outside feeders, and photovoltaics, which are not
covered at all in the IRC.
Redwood Kardon, who devised and wrote the first Code Check, is a
former electrician and inspector for the city of Oakland,
California. Douglas Hansen is a general contractor and certified
combination inspector with over 30 years of field experience.
Michael Casey is a contractor, master plumber, and certified
combination inspector. All three present seminars and classes
nationwide on a wide variety of building topics. Paddy Morrissey,
former senior illustrator of cornerhardware.com, has been the sole
illustrator for the Code Check series since its inception.
Table of Contents:
Introduction, Codes, Abbreviations
Glossary of Electrical Terms
Working Space, Separate Buildings, Temporary Wiring, Underground
Multiwire Circuits, AFCIs, Boxes
GFCIs, Branch Circuits and Outlets
Switches, Lighting, Appliances
Cables, Voltage Drop
Raceways, Conduit Fill
Pools and Spas
32 Pages, 8-1/2" x 11", Laminated Spiral