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Paelectrican 01-08-2010 06:12 PM

Do it yourself books recalled!!!!
 
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10104.html

For any of you DIYers please make sure you do not have these books! They give incorrect wiring information that could lead to shock or other electrical hazards.

codeone 01-08-2010 06:21 PM

Thanks for posting this kind of info is very important for you DIY's to know. Its amazing publishers arent more careful.:furious:

Paelectrican 01-08-2010 06:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by codeone (Post 379133)
Thanks for posting this kind of info is very important for you DIY's to know. Its amazing publishers arent more careful.:furious:

No problem, as soon as i seen it felt it was important to share. I however am not a diyer

vsheetz 01-08-2010 06:27 PM

WOW - 951,000 units...

I have at least one of these books...
These are popular sellers at HD and Lowes...

thx for posting

Scuba_Dave 01-08-2010 06:29 PM

I have one book, no idea where it is or what book I bought
I also can't find my 2005 NEC.....I bet they are both together somewhere

Paelectrican 01-08-2010 06:32 PM

Thanks for making this a sticky! Think it's important to leave everyone know. I guess their books are as good as the advice from their workers.:laughing:

Red Squirrel 01-08-2010 07:51 PM

That's pretty bad that they'd publish false info. I like to assume that if something is in a book and I paid for it, it's 100% proper info, as opposed to something I might find online. Guess it shows it's not always the case!

codeone 01-08-2010 07:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Red Squirrel (Post 379196)
That's pretty bad that they'd publish false info. I like to assume that if something is in a book and I paid for it, it's 100% proper info, as opposed to something I might find online. Guess it shows it's not always the case!

It shows everyone makes mistakes, and that everyone forgets, and are imperfect.:thumbsup:

darren 01-09-2010 11:45 AM

Anyone know what the mistakes are they made. I would be curious if it is something simple that was looked over or a major problem that should have been caught right away.

Paelectrican 01-09-2010 12:08 PM

Another story i found on this subject!

http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_141501...e=most_emailed

codeone 01-11-2010 08:53 AM

Quote from on of the sites

""On the one hand, the implications could be far-reaching," he said. "Home repair is one of those things that you can't learn out of a book. You need to be trained by an expert."
However, he noted, "the codes have changed a great deal, and the enforcement agencies know a lot more than they did 34, 35 years ago."
"Neither the Consumer Product Safety Commission nor Time would say precisely which wiring project, diagram or set of instructions is at issue.""

I think what should be stated Everyone has learned of dangers unknown years ago.

jerryh3 01-11-2010 09:16 AM

I wonder if these are just things that were code are the time but have been changed over the years.

codeone 01-11-2010 09:36 AM

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Originally Posted by jerryh3 (Post 380712)
I wonder if these are just things that were code are the time but have been changed over the years.

Some could be, however alot of code changes are due to safety issues. Example: 3 wire vs 4 wire on a druer and range. Also sub panels 3 wire to 4 wire.
In school 40 yrs ago they taught electricity is trying to find ground, not true its trying to find its source, it can go through ground to get there. It also takes all paths available to it to get there, Thats why grounds and neutrals are seperate in subpanels today.

Jus a few examples with not knowing any reasons for the recall.:yes:

Scuba_Dave 01-12-2010 08:33 PM

I'm locking this thread
I'd like people to be able to find the info on the recalled books without going thru other posts

If there are other links/info that needs to be added please let a Mod know

Thanks

One more:
Wiring a House, 3rd Edition and Wiring Complete, Expert Advice from Start to Finish. This book was written by Rex Cauldwell.
Source: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09078.html


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