Fully revised and updated for the 2008 National Electrical Code (NEC), this one-of-a-kind guide provides the information you need to work with electrical wiring in old houses, apartment buildings, historic residences, and commercial structures.
Old Electrical Wiring helps you to determine whether electrical systems should be torn out and replaced or retrofitted in order to bring an older building up to Code. Filled with on-the-job photos and illustrations, this practical handbook covers safety, problem-solving, inspecting, and repairing outdated, dangerous, and illegal systems. Tips for dealing with authorities and customers are included in this invaluable resource.
Old Electrical Wiring covers:
- Hazards and benefits
- Modified designs and changed practices
- An esoteric switching layout -- The Carter System
- Unusual and odd equipment and designs
- Commercial, industrial, and institutional wiring
- Determining whether to accept, adapt, or uproot
- Tearing out the old wiring and rewiring older buildings
- Inspection issues
- Grandfathering, dating, and historic buildings