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Structured Wiring Design Manual Paperback – August, 2003

4.2 out of 5 stars 44 customer reviews

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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

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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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Product Details

  • Paperback: 214 pages
  • Publisher: Silent Servant, Inc.; 2nd edition (August 2003)
  • Language: English
  • 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: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #536,067 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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