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The Basics of Electricity
----- 0500-co Where does the electrical inspection start
----- 0501-co Electricity - basic concepts
----- 0502-co Electrical potential
----- 0503-co Electrical resistance
----- 0504-co Current flow equals amperage
----- 0505-co 120-240 volts
----- 0506-co Color-coding for typical 120-volt circuit
----- 0507-co A simple electrical circuit
----- 0508-co Short circuit
----- 0509-co Fuses and breakers
----- 0510-co Fuses provide protection against
----- 0511-co Household wiring is done in parallel
----- 0512-co Damaged wire
Service Drop
----- 0513-co Service drop
----- 0514-co Underground electrical service
----- 0515-co Service drop clearances United States
----- 0516-co Service drop clearances Canada
----- 0517-co Wire clearances around windows
----- 0518-co Wires not well secured to the house
----- 0519-co Inadequate wire clearance over roofs
Service Entrance Wires
----- 0520-co Drip loop
----- 0521-co Service entrance wires
----- 0522-co Drip loop
----- 0523-co Using service entrance cable
----- 0524-co Bent service masts
----- 0525-co Support requirements for service entrances
----- 0526-co Service entrance - areas of potential water entry
----- 0527-co Poor seal at house-wall penetration
----- 0528-co Service entrance cable should not be covered by siding
Service Size
----- 0529-co Common wire sizes
----- 0530-co Determining service size by the service entrance wires
----- 0531-co Determining service size by the main disconnect

Service Boxes
----- 0532-co Service equipment service box and main panel or service panel
----- 0533-co Grounding equipment
----- 0534-co Panels
----- 0535-co Branch circuit overcurrent devices
----- 0536-co Breaker and fuse type service boxes
----- 0537-co Meter location
----- 0538-co Panel clearances
----- 0539-co Securing the panel
----- 0540-co Panel openings
----- 0541-co Panel mounting
----- 0542-co Main fuses must be properly sized
----- 0543-co Illegal taps
----- 0544-co Neutral wires should not by-pass the service box
----- 0545-co The main fuses must be downstream of the disconnect switch
System Grounding
----- 0546-co Ground wires let fuses blow
----- 0547-co Electrical path for ground and neutral wires
----- 0548-co Grounding the gas piping
----- 0549-co Arcing and sparks
----- 0550-co Electrical path for ground and neutral wires
----- 0551-co Where do ground wires go
----- 0552-co Jumper wires
----- 0553-co Jumper wires needed
----- 0554-co Do not bond neutral and ground wires downstream of service box
----- 0555-co Bond service box to ground
----- 0556-co Need ground in subpanel feeder wires
Distribution Panels
----- 0557-co Typical arrangement of panel wires
----- 0558-co 120-240 volts
----- 0559-co Pull-out fuse blocks for 240-volt circuits
----- 0560-co Special circuit breakers for 240 volts
----- 0561-co Common household wire and fuses sizes
----- 0562-co Inspecting the service box and panels
----- 0563-co Panel clearances
----- 0564-co Fuse types
----- 0565-co Inspecting the service box and panels
----- 0566-co Fused neutrals and old wiring systems
----- 0567-co Securing the panel
----- 0568-co Panel mounting
----- 0569-co Panel openings
----- 0570-co Panel clearances
----- 0571-co Subpanel wiring - no separate disconnect switch
----- 0572-co Subpanel wiring - disconnect by subpanel
----- 0573-co Subpanel wiring - disconnect by main panel
----- 0574-co Do not bond neutral and ground wires downstream of service box
----- 0575-co Need ground in subpanel feeder wires
----- 0576-co Double tapping double lugging
----- 0577-co Pig-tailing to avoid double taps
----- 0578-co Overcurrent protection for multi-wire branch circuits
----- 0579-co Staggered bus bars on circuit breaker panels
----- 0580-co Bus bars in fuse panels
----- 0581-co Pull-out fuse blocks for multi-wire branch circuits and 240-volt circuits
----- 0582-co Special circuit breakers for 240 volts
----- 0583-co Excess sheathing on panel wires
----- 0584-co Securing wires
----- 0585-co Wires should not cross bus bars
----- 0586-co Arc fault circuit interrupter

Branch Circuit Wiring Distribution Wiring
----- 0587-co Common household wire and fuse sizes
----- 0588-co Stranded wire for overhead runs
----- 0589-co Number of conductors
----- 0590-co Common household wire and fuse sizes
----- 0591-co Types of connections
----- 0592-co Securing wires
----- 0593-co Cable support
----- 0594-co Wire support below floors
----- 0595-co Wire support with steel studs
----- 0596-co Wire clearances from hot ducts and pipes
----- 0597-co Edge clearance for wires in studs and joists
----- 0598-co Wire support with steel studs
----- 0599-co Exposed wiring
----- 0600-co Exposed wiring in attics
----- 0601-co Stranded wire for overhead runs
Knob-and-Tube Wiring
----- 0602-co Knob-and-tube
----- 0603-co Knob-and-tube connections
----- 0604-co Knob-and-tube wiring - connecting a new branch circuit
----- 0605-co Fused neutrals in old wiring systems
Aluminum Wire
----- 0606-co CUAL designation
Lights and Outlets and Switches and Junction Boxes
----- 0607-co Stairway lighting
----- 0608-co How 3-way switches work
----- 0609-co Potlights in insulated ceilings
----- 0610-co Use proper bulbs for potlights
----- 0611-co Poor heat lamp locations
----- 0612-co Isolating links needed on pull chains
----- 0613-co Reversed polarity
----- 0614-co Importance of correct polarity with light fixtures
----- 0615-co Wrong-type receptacle
----- 0616-co Ground-fault interrupter
----- 0617-co GFIs can protect ordinary outlets downstream
----- 0618-co Wiring for multi-wire branch circuits
----- 0619-co Load miser
----- 0620-co Bathroom outlets and switches
----- 0621-co Outlets near basins
----- 0622-co Outlets should not be above electric baseboard heaters
----- 0623-co Outlets in floors or countertops
----- 0624-co Garage outlets should be at least 18 inches off the floor
----- 0625-co Old push-button switches are obsolete
----- 0626-co Furnace switches
----- 0627-co How 3-way switches work
----- 0628-co Garbage disposal switches
----- 0629-co Garbage disposal wiring

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