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"Which?" Book of Wiring and Lighting Paperback – 27 Apr 2000


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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Which? Books; 4th Revised edition edition (27 April 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0852028172
  • ISBN-13: 978-0852028179
  • Product Dimensions: 0.3 x 0.3 x 0.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 16,937 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Whether you've just moved into your home or have lived there for years, the chances are that you could benefit from some changes to the electrical system. Extra lights can make life easier in the kitchen and give the option of different effects in a home. This text aims to provide all the information needed to carry out any wiring job safely and to professional standards. Illustrated throughout with clear photographs and diagrams, the book introduces the tools and equipment needed for electrical work and teaches all the necessary techniques needed step-by-step. 36 wiring projects and guidelines for planning a complete rewire, plus a useful fault-finding secion are included.

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86 of 86 people found the following review helpful By Kingsley Starling on 23 Mar 2002
Format: Paperback
I wanted as much information as possible to help with a complete rewire but thought I'd start with a book that gave me the basic information in an easy to read book. This book gave me both!! Clear diagrams, photographs and explanations is helping me through a complete rewire of the whole house including additional external circuits for my workshop. Everything i need to know before calling out the Electricity board to test and connect me up.
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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful By nickp on 28 Feb 2001
Format: Paperback
Perfect for DIY geeks.
I managed to rewire a complete house using this book as a guide. The only problem is some small changes have been made to the regulations (like using red sleeving for all lighting connections, not just red insulating tape) and it's not too clear on sizes required for earthing. However, my install was approved by an electrician with little hassle.
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56 of 57 people found the following review helpful By bobbraddock@tiscali.co.uk on 1 April 2002
Format: Paperback
I found the book to be very informative and easy to understand. It gave me the confidence to carry out some of my own wiring projects ie house to garage power connection, shaver socket in the bathroom and additional lighting.
The book is very well illustated and has a wealth of useful tips. Above all the book is upto date.
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68 of 70 people found the following review helpful By "davjanmak" on 11 July 2003
Format: Paperback
This is a very well writen book, for those wishing to re-wire, add to exsisting or just understand home electical circuits.
It covers, in easy to understand terms, the whole gambit of elecrical instillations.
I'm sure those interested in or about to under go electrical work, will find this book invaluable.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 4 Oct 2000
Format: Paperback
I found the Which book of wiring and lighting to be very informative, with easy to follow pictures and diagrams:
It was well laid out and dispelled any fears about a subject that is actually easier to get to grips with than most imagine, just remember to turn the power off at the mains!
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24 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Mr. M. Armstrong on 29 Jun 2003
Format: Paperback
Very informative, good detailed descriptions and photographs for anybody wishing to 'dabble' in domestic DIY mains wiring. Alterations to any circuits 'should' be carried out in-line with the current IEE wiring regulations. If in doubt, and to be on the safe side, consult a qualified electrician before commencing any electrical work.
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This is an excellent book for a keen (but novice) DIYer. The book contains step-by-step written instruction, with some wiring diagrams and clear, helpful pictures of electrical installations to ensure you are doing things the right way. Each job is broken down and explained in full, from extra sockets, shaver powerpoints in bathrooms, electric shower installs to a complete home rewire. My only (slight) criticism would be that the book needs an update, it doesn't contain the lastest legislation which came into effect in January 2005. Overall though, it's worthy of the 5 stars - and has encouraged me to purchase other Which? titles for other projects.
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19 of 24 people found the following review helpful By MR J M Southern on 16 May 2001
Format: Paperback
This book is fine for the diyer who wants to improve his/her electrical system. good explanation and clear diagrams. the only bad thing about the book is the lack of a basic introduction to testing. No mention of the industry standard "megger" test. Ok for the smaller project but for things like rewires call a qualified sparky.
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