- Hardcover: 608 pages
- Publisher: The Home Depot; 3 edition (November 14, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0696238500
- ISBN-13: 978-0696238505
- Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 1.4 x 11 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #67,096 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Home Improvement 1-2-3 Hardcover – Large Print, November 14, 2008
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Top Customer Reviews
Teaches you the tools needed, hot to use the tools, Safety precautions and techniques, and open-ended projects.
What I mean by open-Ended projects is that the projects and renovations you want are only limited to YOUR creativity. The book teaches you the basics, a general to advanced guideline, and the rest is how detailed you want your project to be.
Incredible book that covers everything from how electricity works, to 3-way switches, converting 120V to 240V outlets, adding new circuit breakers for expanding homes, to installing Home-network panels (Internet Cat5/Coaxial/telephone lines/etc.).
I highly recommend this book to people entirely fresh to electricity, as a review manual, and a guideline to planning new electrical projects in your home!
I also own "Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Wiring 5th Edition", and "Wiring a House 4th Edition: Completely Revised and Updated."
As a comparison:
Home Depot 123 is like a manual for quick easy jobs.
For people who think receptacles shoot lightning and great for beginners as its simple and easy to understand. Basically the Basics but intermediate enough to mess with circuit breakers and not get electrocuted to death by them.
Black & Decker is HARDCORE!
They assume you know what you are doing and you won't electrocute yourself with a metal ladder on of a puddle of water while running HOT electric lines. This book goes straight into advanced wiring designs and circuits for projects, electrical codes you need to know to be up to standards, and installing therm-electric floor-warming systems.Read more ›
Cons: ONLY one: They could provide more details - maybe more pictures.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good for basic projects. Will save you money in the long run.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Very helpful and simple guides to fixing your own things in the home.Published 11 months ago by Katrina Borland