This book specifically complies to the latest Canadian Electrical Code, and provides simple instructions for electrical repairs and projects. Most do-it-yourselfers don't give a second thought to doing repairs or projects around their homes; until it comes to an electrical project. This book provides step-by-step procedures that give you the knowledge and confidence to execute your own electrical projects. The first three sections explain how electricity works in your home, the terms you will need to know to buy the right electrical materials for the job, and the tools that you will need to properly and safely make the repairs. The chapters that follow cover basic electrical projects in order of difficulty, throughout your home, such as working with wire, switches and outlets, replacing cords, plugs and sockets, installing lighting, and working with electricity in new and existing construction.This book is not intended to make you into a professional electrician. In fact, you will find notations every so often that advise you to call in a professional to handle special procedures. In some areas, local and provincial codes require that you have your work inspected by a professional once you complete a project. This is the smart, safe way to handle it , and you almost always will find that the cost of professional help is not prohibitive.This easy-to-follow book simplifies the often difficult subject of wiring so that you can address your own electrical repairs, maintenance and new projects with detailed information. Features Over 400 full-colour illustrations, step-by-step procedures, detailed glossary, expert advice on testing and troubleshooting to keep wiring work safe and trouble-free.