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2.0 out of 5 stars For absolute beginners in a new house, 4 Feb. 2008
This review is from: Wiring and Lighting Manual (Readers Digest) (Hardcover)
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 the enthusiast DIYer starts to get interested in the job!

Unfortunately I cannot seem to find a book that covers what I want (everything up to and including fitting a new consumer unit) that is not at least 15 years old. I do want a book that covers modern regulations and practices, not one that is frightened to get too close to them.
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Initial post: 27 Feb 2010 17:28:01 GMT
D. McKenzie says:
I know exactly what you mean. There are many of us in the same situation and the only way I have managed to resolve it in the past is to have a 'tame' electrician explain a process to me and then let me do it in front of him. Watching someone else do it and trying to remember it is pointless. If I come across a good intermediate book, I'll post it here. I have found some DIY CD-ROMs to be useful, but again, most are far too basic.

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Sep 2013 00:33:33 BDT
Info filter says:
Get a electrician in, simple, unless you are confident enough to change a gas combi boiler, dont give a consumer unit a go

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Sep 2013 14:49:48 BDT
abcdef says:
get robbed by an electrician you mean

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Jun 2015 18:14:21 BDT
sican says:
Did you ever find a book that helped. I am about to run power to a new garage and am now looking to get a book to help to keep instalation compliantish. Thanks

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jun 2015 22:54:47 BDT
Neil Venn says:
Sorry, no.
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