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  1. W. Watson

    W. Watson Guest

    Any suggestions for a book or other source on the Subject line?

    Wayne T. Watson (Watson Adventures, Prop., Nevada City, CA)
    (121.015 Deg. W, 39.262 Deg. N) GMT-8 hr std. time)
    Obz Site: 39° 15' 7" N, 121° 2' 32" W, 2700 feet

    "It is important to realize that in physics today,
    we have no knowledge of what energy is ... It is
    an abstract thing ..." -- Richard Feynman
     
  2. Underground? Overhead? Phases? Current?


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  3. W. Watson

    W. Watson Guest

    underground


    Wayne T. Watson (Watson Adventures, Prop., Nevada City, CA)
    (121.015 Deg. W, 39.262 Deg. N) GMT-8 hr std. time)
    Obz Site: 39° 15' 7" N, 121° 2' 32" W, 2700 feet

    "It is important to realize that in physics today,
    we have no knowledge of what energy is ... It is
    an abstract thing ..." -- Richard Feynman
     
  4. James Sweet

    James Sweet Guest

    You didn't answer the most important part of the question. Is this 120V?
    12V? Thousands of volts? What's the application?
     
  5. W. Watson

    W. Watson Guest

    Normal home and yard use. 120v AC.


    Wayne T. Watson (Watson Adventures, Prop., Nevada City, CA)
    (121.015 Deg. W, 39.262 Deg. N) GMT-8 hr std. time)
    Obz Site: 39° 15' 7" N, 121° 2' 32" W, 2700 feet

    "It is important to realize that in physics today,
    we have no knowledge of what energy is ... It is
    an abstract thing ..." -- Richard Feynman
     
  6. You don't need a book. Run plastic conduit or UF cable according to all
    codes, state and local.


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  7. Jim Land

    Jim Land Guest

    And don't forget to get a building permit and have it inspected before
    you fill up the ditch.
     
  8. James Sweet

    James Sweet Guest


    A book is never a bad idea. Just do a search on amazon for outdoor
    wiring, I'm sure there are a few good ones.
     
  9. Not really. If he was running overhead wiring that could be difficult but
    this is just following code.

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  10. W. Watson

    W. Watson Guest

    So how do electricians learn this stuff? Video tapes? Ouija board? Written
    on stone? OJT? Military? Shirley, someone must have written a book. As I
    recall from years ago, there was a small handbook on indoor code that was
    helpful in some fashion learning how to do indoor electrical.

    How about?
    <http://www.amazon.com/Advanced-Wiring-Decker-Improvement-Library/dp/0865737193>
    I'm slightly embarrassed to say I borrowed this book from the library last
    week, and forgot I had it. My first impression was, "At least it has
    something." Glancing at it now, it's not too bad at all. In fact, it's quite
    good. I'm browsing it at the moment.

    Wayne T. Watson (Watson Adventures, Prop., Nevada City, CA)
    (121.015 Deg. W, 39.262 Deg. N) GMT-8 hr std. time)
    Obz Site: 39° 15' 7" N, 121° 2' 32" W, 2700 feet

    "It is important to realize that in physics today,
    we have no knowledge of what energy is ... It is
    an abstract thing ..." -- Richard Feynman
     
  11. I honestly don't recall seeing much of anything in any of the books. At best
    there is one diagram showing how to bury the wire and protect it. Local
    codes can vary.

    The hard part is convincing your apprentice to dig the ditch!


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  12. James Sweet

    James Sweet Guest


    Mostly from apprenticeships, there's reference books on code, but
    they're pretty dry and not the sort of thing you'd want to read from
    cover to cover. For the typical DIY person, reading how to do something
    in one of the many DIY books, then referring to the local code and
    making any adjustments needed to the process is a good solid way to go.
     
  13. W. Watson

    W. Watson Guest

    Hmmm. No comment on the book I found? See my previous post.


    Wayne T. Watson (Watson Adventures, Prop., Nevada City, CA)
    (121.015 Deg. W, 39.262 Deg. N) GMT-8 hr std. time)
    Obz Site: 39° 15' 7" N, 121° 2' 32" W, 2700 feet

    "It is important to realize that in physics today,
    we have no knowledge of what energy is ... It is
    an abstract thing ..." -- Richard Feynman
     
  14. If it helps, go for it!


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  15. There's also the US Army books which can be found for free online if you
    hunt around.


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