Home wiring made simple! Smart Guide: Wiring, All-New 2nd Edition, has been entirely re-written and updated--and now features photographs instead of illustrations. It demystifies wiring and empowers do-it-yourselfers with the information they need to keep their home electrical system running smoothly. Easy-to-follow instructions--updated to reflect the latest National Electrical Code®--guide homeowners through the basics of home wiring, including how to safely and effectively work with wiring and descriptions of the tools that will make the job easier. Homeowners learn how their home electrical system works, the different types of cables found in the home, and how to make simple electrical connections. Chapters on switches, receptacles, plugs, cords, lamps, ceiling fixtures, thermostats, and outdoor wiring provide information on installing and repairing these electrical components.