Wiring Your Digital Home for Dummies (For Dummies (Home & Garden)) (PAP/CDR)

Wiring Your Digital Home for Dummies (For Dummies (Home & Garden)) (PAP/CDR)

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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 357 p.
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9780471918301
  • DDC分類 621.31924

Table of Contents

Introduction                                       1  (1)
About This Book 1 (1)
Conventions Used in This Book 2 (1)
What You Don't Have to Read 2 (1)
Foolish Assumptions 2 (1)
How This Book Is Organized 3 (4)
Part I: Installing Power Distribution 3 (1)
and Basic Wiring
Part II: Adding Communication, Audio, 4 (1)
and Video Systems
Part III: Installing Home Networks and 5 (1)
Advanced Technology
Part IV: Security and Safety Systems 5 (1)
Part V: Extending Technology to Outdoor 5 (1)
Living Spaces
Part VI: The Part of Tens 6 (1)
Part VII: Appendixes 6 (1)
Icons Used in This Book 7 (1)
Where to Go from Here 7 (2)
Part I: Installing Power Distribution and 9 (90)
Basic Wiring
Designing Your Digital Dream Home 11 (10)
Living on Digital Easy Street 12 (1)
Planning Your Digital Dream Home 13 (2)
Designing for new construction 13 (1)
Remodeling an existing residence 14 (1)
Completing single-focus projects 14 (1)
Choosing the Contractor --- or Being Your 15 (3)
Own
Selecting a contractor 15 (3)
Being your own contractor 18 (1)
Gathering Tools and Equipment 18 (3)
Hand tools 18 (1)
Power tools 19 (1)
Test equipment 20 (1)
Bringing In the Services 21 (22)
Understanding the Power You Need 21 (5)
Alternating stuff 22 (1)
Transforming current with transformers 22 (1)
Amps and volts and other terms 23 (3)
Meeting Power Company and Code 26 (5)
Requirements
Getting permitted 26 (1)
Installing in light of code requirements 27 (2)
Choosing a circuit panel 29 (1)
Choosing a distribution-panel location 30 (1)
Installing Electrical Services 31 (12)
Setting up temporary service 32 (1)
Looking up to overhead electrical 33 (3)
service
Going underground 36 (1)
Connecting the electrical distribution 37 (2)
panel
Grounding your service 39 (4)
Roughing In the Wiring 43 (26)
Laying Out Receptacles (Legally) 43 (11)
Spacing receptacles 44 (1)
When to use GFI receptacles 45 (4)
Setting box heights 49 (2)
Making sure the box is flush 51 (1)
Mounting boxes during rewiring projects 51 (2)
Calculating box fill 53 (1)
Drilling Holes for Wiring 54 (4)
Drilling the framing 54 (2)
Drilling joists 56 (2)
Pulling Wires 58 (1)
Wiring to Code 59 (10)
Diagramming 61 (4)
Wiring the rest of the house 65 (1)
Wiring dryers and ranges 65 (1)
Wiring closets 66 (3)
Trimming Your Home's Electrical System 69 (20)
Selecting Device Styles and Colors 69 (2)
Working with Receptacles and Switches 71 (14)
Installing receptacles and GFIs 71 (4)
Installing switches 75 (10)
Flushing and Leveling Electrical Devices 85 (2)
Testing Your Installations 87 (2)
Controlling Your Life Remotely 89 (10)
Controlling Your Gadgets Remotely 89 (7)
Infrared and radio frequency remotes 90 (1)
Motion sensors 90 (1)
X10 remotes and devices 91 (5)
Using Timers for Around-the-Clock Control 96 (3)
Part II: Adding Communication, Audio, and 99 (84)
Video Systems
Wiring Your Home Phone System 101(18)
Wiring Your Phone Service 102(6)
Planning service entrances 102(4)
Planning internal house wiring 106(2)
Wiring for Conventional Phones 108(3)
Installing a Home PBX System 111(1)
Integrating VoIP 112(4)
Understanding how VoIP works 112(1)
Choosing a VoIP phone adapter 113(3)
Choosing a VoIP service provider 116(1)
Videoconferencing from Home 116(3)
Equipping for videoconferencing 117(1)
Using gateways for multi-point 118(1)
conferencing
Installing a Public Address System 119(12)
Planning a Home Communications System 120(5)
Selecting locations 120(2)
Choosing wire 122(1)
Selecting amplifiers and speakers 123(1)
Choosing intercom components 124(1)
Installing the Hardware 125(6)
Installing LV rings 125(1)
Installing a central control unit 126(1)
Connecting radio antennas 127(1)
Installing and wiring remote locations 128(3)
Installing Cable TV and Advanced Digital 131(12)
Services
Readying Your Home for Prime Time 131(7)
Bringing TV service into your home 132(1)
Installing TV cable jacks 132(2)
Installing TV cable 134(2)
Connecting the common distribution point 136(2)
Installing for a Fiber Optic Future 138(5)
Understanding fiber optic cable 138(1)
Consider your fiber optic strategy 139(1)
Choosing home fiber optic service 140(1)
Connecting to fiber optic devices 141(1)
Hooking up to the ONT 141(1)
Checking availability 142(1)
Adding Stereo and Surround Sound 143(16)
Considering Whole-House Sound Systems 143(10)
Using monophonic sound 145(1)
Enhancing audio with stereo sound 145(1)
Selecting stereo speaker locations 145(1)
Encompassing your listeners with 146(7)
surround sound
Choosing and Installing Speakers 153(6)
Wiring multi-room systems 154(1)
Choosing speakers 155(1)
Wiring in the speakers 155(4)
Wiring Family Rooms and Home Theaters 159(16)
Designing for Adaptable Family Rooms 159(2)
Lighting Your Family Room 161(8)
Measuring light levels 162(1)
Selecting fluorescent fixtures 163(1)
Using recessed fixtures 164(2)
Using track fixtures 166(1)
Supplementing with lamps and task 167(1)
lighting
Controlling your family room lights 168(1)
Planning Family Room Outlets 169(1)
Designing Your Dedicated Home Theater 170(5)
Maintaining access to the equipment 171(1)
Including a control center 172(1)
Maintaining clear sound zones 173(2)
Installing Video Systems and Cameras 175(8)
Selecting Video Components 175(4)
Reviewing camera features 176(2)
Choosing a video surveillance system 178(1)
Installing Your Video System 179(4)
Positioning cameras 179(1)
Supplying power to your cameras 180(1)
Connecting cameras to the network 181(2)
Part III: Installing Home Networks and 183(36)
Advanced Technology
Home Networks and Internet Connections 185(20)
Understanding Internet Terminology: 186(2)
Stirring the Alphabet Soup
POTS (Plain Old Telephone System) 186(1)
IP (Internet Protocol) addresses 187(1)
DNS (Domain Name Services) 187(1)
DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration 188(1)
Protocol)
Reviewing Your Internet Connection Options 188(4)
Dial-up service 190(1)
ISDN (Integrated Services Digital 190(1)
Network)
T-1 lines 190(1)
Fractional T-1 191(1)
Broadband cable 191(1)
DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) or ADSL 191(1)
(Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line)
Fiber optic service 191(1)
BPL (Broadband Over Power Lines) 192(1)
Area wireless services 192(1)
Connecting Your Home Network to the 192(5)
Internet
Installing a DSL or cable modem 193(1)
Installing and configuring a router 194(2)
Using firewalls 196(1)
Understanding hubs and switches 196(1)
Preparing to Wire Your Digital Home for 197(2)
Networking
Understanding Wireless ``Wiring'' 199(1)
Setting Up Your Home Network 200(5)
Integrating Computer Controls and Voice 205(14)
Technology
Selecting Home Automation Components 205(4)
Choosing automation software 206(1)
Selecting a computer to run HAL 207(2)
Wiring Your Home Automation Computer 209(10)
Connecting HAL to the telephone 209(1)
Installing voice-command stations 209(3)
Interfacing with the home's electrical 212(2)
system
Providing backup power to the 214(1)
automation system
Networking your automation system 215(1)
Programming the automation interfaces 215(4)
Part IV: Security and Safety Systems 219(34)
Working with Security Zones and Alarm 221(18)
Systems
Protecting Your Home with Alarms 221(10)
Comparing intrusion alarms 222(1)
Understanding sensors 223(1)
Wiring and installing sensors 224(1)
Increasing safety with supplemental 225(6)
alarms
Surveilling Your Surroundings 231(2)
Digital cameras 231(1)
Closed-circuit television (CCTV) 231(1)
Webcams 232(1)
Integrating Alarm and Communication 233(1)
Systems
Improving Your Home's Safety 234(5)
Get the facts for your area 234(1)
Screen visitors 235(1)
Make some security elements visible 236(1)
Secure your home 236(3)
Backup and Alternative Power 239(14)
Identifying Your Home's Critical Systems 239(2)
Comparing Types of Backup Power 241(5)
Uninterruptible power supplies 241(1)
Inverter systems 242(1)
Green power systems 243(2)
External combustion steam systems 245(1)
Internal combustion systems 246(1)
Interfacing Backup Systems to Your 246(2)
Electrical System
Alternative Energy Systems 248(5)
Choosing an inverter 249(1)
Caring for batteries 249(4)
Part V: Extending Technology to Outdoor 253(36)
Living Spaces
Wiring Outside the House 255(24)
Powering Sunrooms 255(2)
Installing power and lighting 256(1)
Bringing entertainment to the sunroom 257(1)
Electrifying Patios and Decks 257(2)
Lighting Your Garden 259(1)
Delivering Electricity to Outbuildings 260(9)
Retrofitting power to existing 262(2)
outbuildings
Wiring in workshops 264(3)
Lighting outbuildings 267(1)
Installing network, phone, TV, and 268(1)
intercom service
Wiring for sheds 268(1)
Installing Saunas 269(4)
Selecting a sauna stove 269(2)
Supplying power 271(1)
Installing the sauna stove control 272(1)
Wiring near Pools and Hot Tubs 273(1)
Pumping Water on Your Property 274(5)
Powering well pumps 274(3)
Installing garden and waterfall pumps 277(1)
Using waste system pumps 277(2)
Outdoor Electronics 279(10)
Designing around the Weather 279(3)
Running wires in bulkheads 280(1)
Wiring directly to the point of use 280(2)
Using Electronic Devices in Outdoor 282(1)
Kitchens
Wiring Outdoor Theaters or Sound Systems 283(1)
Controlling outdoor theaters or sound 283(1)
systems
Planning the theater space 284(1)
Installing a Home Weather Station 284(5)
Part VI: The Part of Tens 289(24)
The Ten Best Wiring Web Sites 291(4)
Wiring Devices 291(1)
Wire and Cable 291(1)
Home Electronics 292(1)
Home Security 292(1)
Networking and Electronics Technology 292(1)
Networked Video Surveillance 293(1)
Solar and Alternative Energy 293(1)
Digital Home Media 293(1)
Outdoor Living 293(1)
Remodeling and Repair Projects 294(1)
The Ten Biggest Wiring Mistakes 295(10)
Not Leaving Enough Slack 295(1)
Not Paying Attention to Details 296(1)
Including Lighting Loads on Receptacle 297(1)
Circuits
Ignoring Physics 297(2)
Gravity 297(1)
Wind 298(1)
Water 298(1)
Fire 299(1)
Installations Not Designed for Use and 299(1)
Abuse
Improperly Interpreting the National 299(1)
Electrical Code
When Grounding Is Not Grounding 300(1)
Ignoring the BOCA or IRC Codes 301(1)
Not Following Your Own Consistency Rules 302(1)
Minimizing Wiring Runs and Circuit Counts 302(3)
Ten Troubleshooting Tips 305(8)
Collect the History 305(3)
Who witnessed the point of failure? 306(1)
What was happening at the time? 306(1)
Where was the device when it failed? 307(1)
How did it fail? 307(1)
When did the failure occur? 307(1)
Why did it fail? 307(1)
Understand the Process 308(1)
Plan the Approach 308(1)
Follow Safety Procedures 309(1)
Eliminate the Obvious 309(1)
Begin at the Beginning 310(1)
Avoid the Replacement Trap 310(1)
Check the Vital Signs 311(1)
Eliminate the Cause 311(1)
Verify the Repair 311(2)
Part VII: Appendixes 313(2)
Appendix A: Product Sources 315(20)
Big-Box Stores 315(1)
Best Buy 315(1)
Circuit City 315(1)
The Home Depot 316(1)
Lowe's 316(1)
Small-Box Stores 316(1)
Micro Center 316(1)
RadioShack 316(1)
Wholesale Electric and Contractor 316(3)
Suppliers
Crescent Electric Supply Company 317(1)
GE Supply 317(1)
Graybar Electric Company 317(1)
Home Automated Living 317(1)
WESCO International 318(1)
Appendix B: What Mr. Ohm Wanted You to Know 319(16)
Using the Basic Ohm's Law Formula 319(2)
Measuring current in amps 320(1)
Measuring electromotive force in volts 321(1)
Calculating Electrical Values 321(3)
Calculating power in watts 322(1)
Calculating energy use in watt-hours 322(1)
Measuring power in AC circuits 322(2)
Using the NFPA Wire Properties Table 324(3)
Selecting Conductors 327(5)
Limitations for using small conductors 329(1)
Bundling conductors together 329(2)
Using non-metallic cable (NMC) 331(1)
Converting between Celsius and 331(1)
Fahrenheit
Ethernet Length Limits 332(3)
Appendix C: About the CD 335(4)
System Requirements 335(1)
Using the CD with Microsoft Windows 336(1)
What You'll Find 337(1)
If You've Got Problems (Of the CD Kind) 337(2)
Index 339