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Old 03-05-2009, 07:48 PM   #1
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I am a home owner who has done alot of wiring. I am thinking of doing the second addition to my home. In the county where I live I need a licensed electrician to pull the permit. I have received 2 quotes for the work and both are very high, 15K plus. This almost puts the project out of reach. In the county where I live, they allow home owners to take a test and pull their own permits. The test is based on the NEC 2002 branch wiring code. I have the code book, but honestly it is not a great study book. What I would like is a good self study book so that I can take the test. Any suggestions?

As an fyi I do know my limitations, and I do plan to hire a licensed electrician to install the panels, make the home runs, and design the system. But I really can pull wire, hook up lights, wire switches, etc. So I would appreciate any suggestions you might have that would help, same tests, study guides, etc. thanks
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I sure do think it is a shame that the county makes it so hard for you as a homeowner to do your own work. I respect that you're willing to put in the effort to take that test.

Best book I've seen is the IAEI's One and Two Family Electrical Systems book. It is based on the NEC code and is written in plain language with tons of illustrations.
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Electrical Wiring Residential 14th edition by Ray C Mullin
is based on the 2002 Electrical Code. Visit www.delmar.com.
They also have some DVD but they are expensive. Good Luck.
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Electrical Wiring Residential by Mullin, but there is a 2008 version at most book sites on the web. Local stores did not have it.
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Electrical Wiring Residential 14th edition by Ray C Mullin
is based on the 2002 Electrical Code. Visit www.delmar.com.
They also have some DVD but they are expensive. Good Luck.
I agree with him we were issued the 16th edition and it's a great learning book. easy read for anyone.
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