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Product Details

  • Paperback: 214 pages
  • Publisher: Silent Servant, Inc.; 2nd edition (August 2003)
  • ISBN-10: 0970005717
  • ISBN-13: 978-0970005717
  • Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 8.3 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #204,942 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The Structured Wiring Design Manual provides consumers and contractors with all the information needed to design and install their systems. -- Elizabeth Napier, FutureSmart August 14, 2003

This book really delivers specific design information on how to turn your home into a networked futureproof smarthome. -- Matt Dean, Home Automation Systems, Inc., September 17, 2003

From the Publisher

The Structured Wiring Design Manual is the most detailed and useful networking publication we have seen. The step-by-step approach using the ‘Example Home' in this book provides the reader with a realistic perspective on how a home should be networked. This book also teaches advanced system control capabilities that other publications do not offer.

The Structured Wiring Design Manual is highly recommended for new Homebuyers and Contractors alike.


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This book was very informative and I recommended to a few of my friends.
Patsy Jones
I found the book to be very useful for the information required to design and install a structured wiring system in a typical home.
Engineer Man
The example home shown in this book made it easy to follow and it has lots of pictures that made the read interesting.
Frank Lagori

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

65 of 66 people found the following review helpful By Casey Johns on February 13, 2006
Format: Paperback
This book is probably for beginners. My recommendation: before buying any books on structured wiring, read the technical guides at the following web pages. Then, if you still don't understand how to do it, you can purchase the books.

(These files are in pdf and html format. Advantage of PDFs and html docs is that you can download them to your computer and do keyword search, as well as printout all or part.)

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-- [...] , which leads to [...] , which leads to [...] , which is Leviton's guide to planning and installation.
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35 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on July 17, 2005
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I'm the owner of a home-automation company in California. We do structured wiring, amongst other things. I purchased this book to see whether there might be some tips or techniques that my company could use to improve the quality of work we do. After receiving the book and reading it, I was very disappointed. The schematics and designs employed by the author are "old school." The equipment and products he promotes are also "old school." The chapter on lighting control is notably outdated, almost as aged as the chapter on security systems.

There are some basic principles of low-voltage that a beginner can learn from this book, such as wiring topographies and some of the tools of the trade, but those who work with these things everyday will be sorely disappointed with this book.

My advice is to stay away from this book and purchase soemthing more current. Smart Homes for Dummies is not a bad option.
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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Penny on July 18, 2006
Format: Paperback
I liked the book because it told be what I needed know to wire my new home. The book is very detailed with lots of drawings. I recommend the book to anyone building a new house.
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32 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Greg Crane on June 28, 2006
Format: Paperback
I recommend this book to anyone that is building a new home because it will tell you just what you need to be able to stay up with the technology needed to cummunicate and receive entertainment you will enjoy. It will keep your home from becoming obsolete when it comes to communication.
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Paul Jason on July 20, 2006
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I found the book to be very helpful. I am building a new home and a friend told me about the book. It was important for me to make sure I incorporated the communication features because I plan to retire in this new home. Good book.
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39 of 43 people found the following review helpful By Curt Twain on August 25, 2005
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It is difficult to tell the intended audience for this book. Contractors or DIYers with tech aptitude will find little. Other reviewers have noted the poor type setting and layout, one of the things that jumped out at me was the use of 20 year old clip art. True, it is the content that matters and not the presentation, but the poor editing (i.e., place a phone jack near the TV service for "Pay Preview". Huh? "preview" what? Oh, it should read "Pay per view") and emphasis on specific hardware (Future Smart Panel and Stargate Controller) didn't provide me with anything useful. Considerable space is given to Stargate scripts, which should have been distributed electronically instead of on paper. I returned this book.
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Engineer Man on June 28, 2006
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I found the book to be very useful for the information required to design and install a structured wiring system in a typical home. I am a mechanical engineer and appriciate the way the author presented the information, which I found to be professional. I have recommended the book to a few of my friends that are building new homes and they also found the book helpful.
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30 of 32 people found the following review helpful By John Helander on July 23, 2006
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I read the book and I was able to not only design my own system but I also installed it. The system works great and I believe the book will work for you with alittle work. Very detailed.
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