10 Best Electrical Home Improvement

List Updated September 2020

Bestselling Electrical Home Improvement in 2020


Ultimate Guide: Wiring, 8th Updated Edition (Creative Homeowner) DIY Home Electrical Installations & Repairs from New Switches to Indoor & Outdoor Lighting with Step-by-Step Photos (Ultimate Guides)

Ultimate Guide: Wiring, 8th Updated Edition (Creative Homeowner) DIY Home Electrical Installations & Repairs from New Switches to Indoor & Outdoor Lighting with Step-by-Step Photos (Ultimate Guides)
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020
  • Creative Homeowner

Ultimate Guide: Wiring, 7th edition (Home Improvement)

Ultimate Guide: Wiring, 7th edition (Home Improvement)
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020

Home Improvement 1-2-3: Expert Advice from the Home Depot

Home Improvement 1-2-3: Expert Advice from the Home Depot
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020
  • First Edition. Featuring more than two thousand full-color instructions, a comprehensive manual from the experts at Home Depot offers guidance on all aspects of home remodeling, decorating, and repair, outlining clear, step-by-step instructions for do-it-yourself projects.

Ultimate Guide to Home Repair and Improvement, Updated Edition: Proven Money-Saving Projects; 3,400 Photos & Illustrations (Creative Homeowner) 600 Page Resource with 325 Step-by-Step DIY Projects

Ultimate Guide to Home Repair and Improvement, Updated Edition: Proven Money-Saving Projects; 3,400 Photos & Illustrations (Creative Homeowner) 600 Page Resource with 325 Step-by-Step DIY Projects
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020

How to Solar Power Your Home: Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply (Back to Basics)

How to Solar Power Your Home: Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply (Back to Basics)
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020

Ugly's Electrical References, 2017 Edition

Ugly's Electrical References, 2017 Edition
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020

The Complete Guide to Home Wiring: A Comprehensive Manual, from Basic Repairs to Advanced Projects (Black & Decker Home Improvement Library; U.S. edition)

The Complete Guide to Home Wiring: A Comprehensive Manual, from Basic Repairs to Advanced Projects (Black & Decker Home Improvement Library; U.S. edition)
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020
  • Used Book in Good Condition

Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Wiring, Updated 7th Edition: Current with 2017-2020 Electrical Codes (Black & Decker Complete Guide)

Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Wiring, Updated 7th Edition: Current with 2017-2020 Electrical Codes (Black & Decker Complete Guide)
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020

Wiring 1-2-3 (Home Depot ... 1-2-3)

Wiring 1-2-3 (Home Depot ... 1-2-3)
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020

National Electrical Code 2017

National Electrical Code 2017
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020
  • Throughout the United States and around the world, NFPA 70: National Electrical Code (NEC) sets the foundation for electrical safety in residential, commercial, and industrial occupancies. The 2017 edition of this trusted Code presents the latest comprehensive regulations for electrical wiring, overcurrent protection, grounding, and installation of equipment.
  • Major additions reflect the continuing growth in renewable power technology. Other NEC revisions protect the public and workers from deadly hazards. Work with the latest requirements governing public and private buildings, homes, and structures; outdoor yards and lots; utility equipment; installations that connect to the power grid; and consumer-owned power generation systems and equipment.
  • The 2017 NEC is better aligned with the safe work practices in NFPA 70E: Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace. (Softbound, 888 pp., 2017)

Home Electrical Repair - Dangers

Electrical wiring can be dangerous if you don't know what you're doing. When in doubt, call a professional.

In the electrical-business world, there are several expressions that are warnings. "Live wire" and "Hot wire" are two of them. Electricity is like a living thing. It can jump across a seemingly void area to a ground. If you're standing near that void, you could become the ground. The hot wire will burn you if you're holding it and accidentally touch a ground.

Electrical appliances have warning labels on them. They warn of electrical hazards and state that a qualified technician should perform repairs. Some electronic devices, such as televisions and radios, can shock you severely, even when they are not plugged into a circuit. The secret is, if you don't know what you're doing, find someone who does.

Professionals installed the wiring while your house was being built. It is hidden inside the walls and is connected to all the switches and wall plugs of every room. The flow of electricity is controlled by a breaker box, located inside the house, where the wires come in from outside. The switches, inside the box, control the electricity in different areas of the house. There are identifying marks for each breaker switch.

An electrical system is like a gun. It should always be considered loaded. Always turn off the breaker for the area you plan to work in. Before you begin to repair a system, make sure that it is not charged. Some rooms in a house, like the kitchen, might have more than one breaker switch. If you are in doubt, turn off the main breaker at the top of the breaker box.

Small appliances that plug into a wall socket, like lamps, clocks and computers, can be unplugged and repaired safely. See my previous article here. Televisions and computer monitors are not in this category, because they retain an electrical charge when unplugged.

A person who is working with electricity should not be alone. Professional electricians have had accidents from shocks to electrocution. Recognize the danger and find someone, who understands electricity, to do your home electrical repair.

Sources: Personal experience

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