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Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Wiring, Updated 6th Edition: Current with 2014-2017 Electrical Codes (Black & Decker Complete Guide)
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Vanity lights on the sides of the mirror provide good lighting.
Vanity Lights

Many bathrooms have a single fixture positioned above the vanity, but a light source in this position casts shadows on the face and makes grooming more difficult. Light fixtures on either side of the mirror is a better arrangement. For a remodel, mark the mirror location, run cable, and position boxes before drywall installation. You can also retrofit by installing new boxes and drawing power from the existing fixture. The light sources should be at eye level; 66" is typical. The size of your mirror and its location on the wall may affect how far apart you can place the sconces, but 36" to 40" apart is a good guideline.

How to Replace Vanity Lights in a Finished Bathroom
Tools & Materials

Drywall saw, drill, combination tool, circuit tester, screwdrivers, hammer, electrical boxes and braces, vanity light fixtures, NM cable, wire connectors, eye protection


Step 1

Turn off the power at the service panel. Remove the old fixture from the wall, and test to make sure that the power is off. Then remove a strip of drywall from around the old fixture to the first studs beyond the approximate location of the new fixtures. Make the opening large enough that you have room to route cable from the existing fixture to the boxes.

Step 2

Mark the location for the fixtures, and install new boxes. Install the boxes about 66" above the floor and 18" to 20" from the centerline of the mirror (the mounting base of some fixtures is above or below the bulb, so adjust the height of the bracing accordingly). If the correct location is on or next to a stud, you can attach the box directly to the stud; otherwise you’ll need to install blocking or use boxes with adjustable braces (shown).

Step 3

Open the side knockouts on the electrical box above the vanity. Then drill 5 ⁄8" holes in the centers of any studs between the old fixture and the new ones. Run two NM cables from the new boxes for the fixtures to the box above the vanity. Protect the cable with metal protector plates. Secure the cables with cable clamps, leaving 11" of extra cable for making the connection to the new fixtures. Remove sheathing, and strip insulation from the ends of the wires.

Step 4

Connect the white wires from the new cables to the white wire from the old cable, and connect the black wires from the new cables to the black wire from the old cable. Connect the ground wires. Cover all open boxes, and then replace the drywall, leaving openings for the fixture and the old box. (Cover the old box with a solid junction box cover plate. )

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Install the fixture mounting braces on the boxes. Attach the fixtures by connecting the black circuit wire to the black fixture wire and connecting the white circuit wire to the white fixture wire. Connect the ground wires. Position each fixture over each box, and attach with the mounting screws. Restore power, and test the circuit.

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By: Cool Springs Press.   2014-05-15

2015 International Plumbing Code (Includes IPSDC)
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With an emphasis on design and installation for optimum performance, the 2015 INTERNATIONAL PLUMBING CODE SOFT COVER sets forth established requirements for plumbing systems. This important reference guide includes provisions for fixtures, piping, fittings, and devices, as well as design and installation methods for water supply, sanitary drainage, and storm drainage. The 2015 edition of the code includes information on public toilet facilities, as well as water temperature limiting devices, and replacement water heater installation. Using both prescriptive- and performance-related specifications, this code provides comprehensive minimum regulations for a variety of plumbing facilities, facilitating the design and acceptance of new and innovative products, materials, and systems.
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By: ICC (distributed by Cengage Learning).   2014-06-05

Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Plumbing, 6th edition (Black & Decker Complete Guide)
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You might not have to call a plumber; get the most comprehensive, up-to-date book on home plumbing for DIYers of all skill levels instead!

From fixing a faucet to installing a drain line in a basement floor, The Black & Decker Complete Guide to Plumbing 6th edition has the answer to any home plumbing problem you're likely to have. Packed with clear color photos and easy-to-understand descriptions, the basics of home plumbing systems are clearly explained, and all of the most popular plumbing projects are shown with beautiful step-by-step photos.

This new edition has been thoroughly updated to ensure that all information conforms to the most recent codes, including the 2015 Uniform Plumbing Code and the 2014 International Residential Code. New projects include plumbing and tiling a curbless shower. Other features include projects to promote accessibility in the bathroom; updated bathroom ventilation featuring new products; and an expanded section on exterior plumbing, including pools, pumps, and sprinkler systems.

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By: Cool Springs Press.   2015-09-15

2015 Uniform Plumbing Code Soft Cover
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The 2015 edition of the Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC©) represents the most current approaches in the plumbing field. It is the fifth edition developed under the ANSI Consensus process is designated as an American National Standards by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Contributions to the content of this code were made by every segment of the built industry, including such diverse interests as consumers, enforcing authorities, installers/maintainers, labor, manufacturers, research/standards/ testing laboratories, special experts and users.
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By: International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials.   2015-01-01

Wiring a House: 5th Edition (For Pros By Pros)
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Current with codes through 2017: For Pros By Pros: Builder Tested / Code-Approved

Updated classic. Wiring a House: 5th Edition, is a must-have reference on home wiring – essential for homeowners, electricians, and apprentices. You'll find all the information is updated to the latest electrical code and contains significant revisions that impact residential work, including:

  • Expanded AFCI and GFCI protection in homes
  • New approaches to ensure the safety of photovoltaic (PV) electrical systems
  • New methods to distribute low voltage power
  • New DC provisions designed to save energy lost in conversion from AC
  • Updated to the 2014 NEC (current through 2017)

Written in plain language. Author Rex Cauldwell shares his wealth of experience in a simple, straightforward manner. He covers all the basics from idiot-proof advice on how to keep track of your tools – cart them in bins in a little red wagon – to the highly technical aspects of wiring, and tried-and-true industry tips.

Current and accurate information. Wiring a House is a comprehensive guide written by a master electrician with over 37 years of experience. An indispensable reference for keeping pros up-to-date, it also provides apprentices and homeowners an accessible reference with the latest information:

  • 350 full-color photographs
  • 120 instructive illustrations
  • Plus information on lighting, inverters, and electrical vehicle chargers.
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By: Taunton Press.   2014-10-28

Code Check Complete 2nd Edition: An Illustrated Guide to the Building, Plumbing, Mechanical, and Electrical Codes (Code Check Complete: An Illustrated Guide to Building,)
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Code Check Complete, 2nd Edition combines the full versions of the individual Code Checks (Building, Electrical, Plumbing, Mechanical) in a complete, all-in-one guide to the most commonly cited code violations encountered by building inspectors. Using clear language to ensure compliance with codes at each stage of construction, this edition reflects the most up-to-date changes in the building, plumbing, mechanical, and electrical codes. Tables and illustrations help to clarify the complex rules and numerous changes in the latest edition of the codes. Specific code changes are highlighted throughout the text and summarized at the end of the book.

The Code Check series is one of Taunton’s most successful book lines, selling over 1,250,000 copies; the series is endorsed by the International Code Council (ICC). Designed to work hard for the user, Code Check Complete has a tough outer case and lay-flat spiral binding perfectly suited to the job site or the desktop. Detailed cross-references and 400 drawings address all common code questions with up-to-date answers, ensuring that all jobs meet the highest safety standards while drastically reducing code violation call-backs.

 

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By: Taunton Press.   2012-06-05

Graphic Guide to Frame Construction: Fourth Edition, Revised and Updated (For Pros by Pros)
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If you’re in need of info on framing construction, look no further. This newly revised and updated edition of our classic visual handbook is loaded with up-to-date code information, the latest material advice, and detailed construction methods. Building on the success of earlier editions--which have sold hundreds of thousands of copies―accomplished architect and teacher Rob Thallon delivers on the details you need to get the job done right.

Covers a broad range of projects. Whether you’re setting a foundation, erecting a partition wall, or flashing a window, you’ll find information on the project in this book. The book’s major categories include:

  • Footings and Foundations
  • Beams, Joist Systems, and Subflooring
  • Wall Framing, Bracing, and Sheathing
  • Roof Framing, Flashing, and Insulation
  • Exterior and Interior Stairs and Handrails

Filled with 500+ meticulous drawings. There are well over a hundred new drawings in this updated edition that precisely explain best practices for energy-efficient construction, advanced framing techniques, how to control moisture in wood-framing, installation information for new building materials, and more.

Whether you're a builder, architect, or homeowner, you'll find this up-to-the-minute resource is the perfect visual aid to help you tackle a wide range of framing projects with confidence.

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By: Taunton Press.   2016-06-28

Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Decks 6th edition: Featuring the latest tools, skills, designs, materials & codes (Black & Decker Complete Guide)
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Be inspired by new design and follow the latest codes as you custom build the deck of your dreams!

Architecture, building codes, and design are not static; they change constantly. That's why there's a new edition of the bestselling Black & Decker: The Complete Guide to Decks, incorporating updates to national building codes, as well as new developments in building materials and design. Calling attention to composite deckboards and railings, as well as other PVC products made from recycled plastic, the new materials systems featured in this book are environmentally friendly, easy to work with, rot resistant, and very low maintenance.

Whether you opt for manufactured deck products or wood, the success of your project depends upon a sturdy deck undercarriage. Accomplishing this isn't difficult, but building the framework requires that you have the latest information on building codes. In recent years, these codes have changed significantly, affecting everything from post diameter to allowable joist hangers to railing height and even the size of concrete footings. Black & Decker: The Complete Guide to Decks is the only DIY deck book that's fully updated to conform to the latest codes.

Chapters covered in the book include:

Deck Planning & Design

Deck Materials & Tools

Structural Support

Decking

Stairs

Railings

Accessories

Finishing & Maintaining Your Deck

Custom Deck Projects

Gallery of Inspiring Decks

Black & Decker: The Complete Guide to Decks offers complete step-by-step photos and instructions, so even homeowners with limited DIY experience are assured of a deck that meets their needs. So, don't wait any longer; build the deck of your dreams and start enjoying it!

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By: Cool Springs Press.   2016-04-01

Complete Book of Framing: An Illustrated Guide for Residential Construction
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The updated easy-to-learn reference for rough carpentry and framing

Complete Book of Framing, Second Edition is an updated, easy-to-learn guide to rough carpentry and framing written by an expert with more than thirty years of framing experience. This book guides the reader through the steps on framing floors, walls, roofs, door and window openings, and stairs. Hundreds of color photographs and illustrations help the reader understand the basics as well as advanced framing methods. This Second Edition is updated to match the framing techniques to the 2009 International Building Code, and introduces the concept of "green framing" regarding material use and handling.

  • Deals with the new corrosive treating methods that began to be used in 2004 for pressure treated wood
  • Covers the time and energy-saving benefits of positive placement nail guns, which have become the industry standard for fastening light gage hardware
  • Includes a glue-laminated beam weight chart, along with a description of crane operations for setting these beams

Starting with the basics, this book begins with types of lumber, nails, and what tools are needed, followed by detailed, fully illustrated steps for framing each building element—from planning and layout through specific nailing patterns. Framer-Friendly Tips throughout the book show how to get a task done right—and more easily.

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By: RSMeans.   2011-12-13

Black & Decker Codes for Homeowners, Updated 3rd Edition: Electrical - Mechanical - Plumbing - Building - Current with 2015-2017 Codes (Black & Decker Complete Guide)
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You don't need to be an expert to assess your house's codes - you just need this guide.

What is the proper clearance for an egress window? Does flexible duct have to be supported every four feet or five? Can vent pipe terminations be located near operable doors and windows? The difference between a code-compliant fixture and an egregious violation is often smaller than you think. You may have friends, family, or neighbors who claim to know, but how can you be sure? Is it worth taking their advice against future violations, fees, and fixes?

The completely updated Codes for Homeowners is here to help. Written by International Residential Codes–certified home inspector Bruce Barker, this third edition of Codes for Homeowners is current with most national codes in force for the period of 2015 through 2017.

Based on his decades of experience, Inspector Bruce Barker has winnowed down the massive heap of codes in force to only those that a single-family homeowner is likely to encounter. Building codes, electrical codes, plumbing codes, and mechanical (HVAC) codes are shown and described in everyday, easy-to-understand language. This third edition includes all of the great information in the first version but is updated to reflect any changes to codes, including the 2014 National Electrical Code, the 2015 Universal Plumbing Code, and the 2015 International Residential Code.

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By: Cool Springs Press.   2015-02-01


 

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