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4.0 out of 5 stars A good introduction to domestic electrical
There will be many 1000's of people out there who have completed projects little more complicated than wiring a plug or replacing a light fitting. I was one of those people. Others will not have done as much as that. This book provides a good mix of text, photographs and colourful illustrations. It has provided me with what I need to know to progress to something more...
Published on 7 May 2009 by N. Harris

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2.0 out of 5 stars For absolute beginners in a new house
This book might be suitable if you are working in a fairly new house and are not yet confident to tackle basic wiring jobs without some guidance. But if you are already comfortable replacing an electrical socket and fitting new lights then you might find this too basic. I found that in too many places it suggests you call in a qualified electrician - it stops just when...
Published on 4 Feb 2008 by Neil Venn


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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 6 Oct 2014
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This review is from: Wiring and Lighting Manual (Readers Digest) (Hardcover)
Information is power and this book have the basic guide that I needed
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1.0 out of 5 stars UPDATE - this book might need far more stars than I gave it..., 31 Oct 2012
This review is from: Wiring and Lighting Manual (Readers Digest) (Hardcover)
Based on all the information Amazon provide, I wrote this:

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It has not been updated in the last 7 years. The Wiring Regulations have changed considerably since then, and if you do what this book tells you and/or don't do what it doesn't tell you then your work will be wrong, which could well mean you won't be complying with the law.

It should be withdrawn from sale.

Go and find a more recent book which is up to date - there are ones available.
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But please now see the exchanges with PlasticPete - it appears as though Amazon have been less than helpful.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent and Concise, 31 Aug 2010
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Chakrit Ratanamook "ken" (Manchester, UK) - See all my reviews
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This is a musta have book. I must admit I'm one of the many people who learn from visualising... ie. monkey see, monkey do. ou-ou-ou-aouuu

Well for start, I've done some electric theory thevinin/norton/La place/right hand rule stuffs but none the wiser when it comes to wire a light bulb. This book is very illustrative and the picture is in colour too!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 7 Sep 2014
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excellent manual
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very clear, good for a DIYer, 17 April 2013
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Well I got this to better understand what all the house systems do, I've gotta say I felt a lot more confident after reading this that I could tackle a lot of problems.

I used it as a starting point, then bulked up my learning online via various sites.

Great illustrations.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Straightforward, no-nonsence, 24 Oct 2012
This review is from: Wiring and Lighting Manual (Readers Digest) (Hardcover)
Very pleased with this book. It provides easy to read practical guidance for reasonably competent DIY-ers who want to take on basic household electrical jobs, including the up-to-date rules about electrical works.
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4.0 out of 5 stars In response to the above..., 24 Mar 2008
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...perhaps if you need a book to tell you how to do jobs like changing a consumer unit, which in itself is a fairly advanced job and not the job for your average 'DIYer', then you shouldn't really be doing it in the first place. Sorry to sound harsh but that's probably the reason why you can't find such books about, leave it to the pro's. As for the book itself my brother has it and it covers what you need for the jobs you can, most likely, do proficiently around your home, although if in doubt don't risk it.
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