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Essential reading for electrical students and electical DIY'ers.,
This review is from: Wiring and Lighting (Hardcover)
I've been fortunate to teach electrical installation within FE for several years and even though there are several books to help students with their studies these are designed around the electrical course syllabus. Whilst a great help I've found that the students have always wanted the books to focus on the domestic installation side of electrical installation without the science bits. At last there is a book that now helps in this much sort after area. The book is well written with many photos to help explain many of the areas of domestic installation with Chapters on "dealing with the cables", "earthing systems", "cable selection" (always a challenging area) and "installation methods" which covers subjects such as "How to terminate Steel Wire Armour (S.W.A) cable" (which when coupled with Mark Longley's detailed Practical Skills videos on You Tube makes it much easier to follow), how to wire various "lighting circuits" finishing on how to perform the essential "Inspection and testing" of the electrics . I've even gone as far as showing my students the book and they agreed that it was very good and worth purchasing (which I'm sure they will). I'm even planning on adding it to my students book list for next year. So if you are seriously considering tackling wiring your own house or wish to improve your knowledge and understanding of domestic installations then look no further than this book.