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Title: House Wiring Book Giveaway: 8/01/09 - 8/07/09
Post by: AJ on July 31, 2009, 12:16:05 PM
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To qualify for this giveaway simply login (http://appliancejunk.com/forums/index.php?action=login) or Register for a Free Account (http://appliancejunk.com/forums/index.php?action=register) and then post a reply to this topic with a few words about why you would like to win the book.

We will run this Giveaway through Aug. 7th and then I will pick a winner at random.

The winner of the House Wiring Book (http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbninquiry.asp?ean=9781418010980&box=978-1-4180-1098-0&pos=-1) will receive it absolutely free!

I would also like to give a big thank you to member Icehouse (http://appliancejunk.com/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=2492) for donating this book for us to giveaway.

Thank you Icehouse.  O0
Title: Re: House Wiring Book Giveaway: 8/01/09 - 8/07/09
Post by: jomercer on July 31, 2009, 12:30:12 PM
Ooooh! Something to help me sort out the maze of knob-and-tube, aluminum and assorted other wires and weird things in my 1925 bungalow!!!

Jo Mercer
Title: Re: House Wiring Book Giveaway: 8/01/09 - 8/07/09
Post by: TheBadGuy on July 31, 2009, 12:30:25 PM
Thanks for the chance, a book like that would come in handy
Title: Re: House Wiring Book Giveaway: 8/01/09 - 8/07/09
Post by: oliver on July 31, 2009, 12:34:14 PM
because I don't want to kill myself finishing my basement
Title: Re: House Wiring Book Giveaway: 8/01/09 - 8/07/09
Post by: wineman on July 31, 2009, 12:38:32 PM
I'm a do-it-myselfer, and it would sure come in handy.

Thanks for the opportunity to win it.
Title: Re: House Wiring Book Giveaway: 8/01/09 - 8/07/09
Post by: testguyct on July 31, 2009, 12:41:34 PM
Sweet !
I could use this to add some lighting to my family room, add some GFCI circuits, and add safety night lighting for the house perimeter.  I can't afford an electrician right now ...
Title: Re: House Wiring Book Giveaway: 8/01/09 - 8/07/09
Post by: Lee on July 31, 2009, 12:42:37 PM
Just in time for me to wire my 24x40 addition.It would be very helpful.Is it up to code?
Lee
Title: Re: House Wiring Book Giveaway: 8/01/09 - 8/07/09
Post by: theqb on July 31, 2009, 12:47:04 PM
A big thanks to both AJ & Icehouse for the chance to win this book!
Title: Re: House Wiring Book Giveaway: 8/01/09 - 8/07/09
Post by: jastek on July 31, 2009, 12:57:01 PM
I have made many wiring mistakes in my day and learned alot from those mistakes.  This book would be a big help.  I'm one of those guys who does not like to hire anybody, when I can screw it up myself.
Title: Re: House Wiring Book Giveaway: 8/01/09 - 8/07/09
Post by: regnursepm99 on July 31, 2009, 12:58:47 PM
Thanks for this opportunity!  I would love this.  I plan to finish our basement someday and this would sure be helpful....LMAO at "oliver"...I also don't want to kill myself....

Thanks AJ and Icehouse.
Title: Re: House Wiring Book Giveaway: 8/01/09 - 8/07/09
Post by: jdman on July 31, 2009, 01:03:50 PM
This would be very nice. Thanks for the chance to win
Title: House Wiring Book Giveaway: 8/01/09 - 8/07/09
Post by: smithlpoole on July 31, 2009, 01:12:44 PM
I would love to win this book because I am working on buying an as is home that I plan to turn into a health and fitness facility in my neighborhood.

I know the house will need all sorts of repairs because I want it to be somewhat of a shell.  I used this website to fix my side-by-side refrigerator so I know anything come from ApplianceJunk.com is well worth reading.

I love reading and fixing things.  My husband calls me Mrs. Fixit.  As a matter of fact, when female family members come to him to do things (he's in construction and can fix just about anything but he does not like to mess with wires...I do) he tells them no because I can do it.  He tells them to read up on it like "Sherry" does and you'll learn it.

Good luck  O0 to whoever wins the book.

Thanks again for another wonderful offer.

Best regards,
Sherry L.  Poole ;)
Title: Re: House Wiring Book Giveaway: 8/01/09 - 8/07/09
Post by: shylo on July 31, 2009, 01:17:51 PM
I need to change a light bulb all by myself.  Perhaps this book will help.
Title: Re: House Wiring Book Giveaway: 8/01/09 - 8/07/09
Post by: dwolfgram on July 31, 2009, 01:27:09 PM
I would come in handy.
Title: Re: House Wiring Book Giveaway: 8/01/09 - 8/07/09
Post by: blthomas on July 31, 2009, 01:37:55 PM
This would be very handy for fixing the DIY that owned my house before me. 

It would at least help me figure it out.......... ;D
Title: Re: House Wiring Book Giveaway: 8/01/09 - 8/07/09
Post by: Rotorranch on July 31, 2009, 01:41:52 PM
looks like a nice book. It might help me straighten out the electrical issues in my barn.
Title: House Wiring Book Giveaway: 8/01/09 - 8/07/09
Post by: jfeagin on July 31, 2009, 01:44:06 PM
I teach a basic electrical engineering course at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and this book could be used as a text for the series on practical applications of electrical engineering.
Title: Re: House Wiring Book Giveaway: 8/01/09 - 8/07/09
Post by: tmh on July 31, 2009, 02:03:29 PM
Thank you for the chance to win the book.  I donít have much knowledge of wiring and am currently leaning from friends.  My house flooded with 3-4 feet of water during the storm last year and itís still under construction.  I have a lot of things to lean.
Title: Re: House Wiring Book Giveaway: 8/01/09 - 8/07/09
Post by: srwhite on July 31, 2009, 02:07:37 PM
We home school our two sons age 13 and 11.  They are very interested in anything electrical or mechanical and help with all of the workover projects in our old house and full size Burlington Northern Caboose (yes, we are restoring a real caboose).  This book should prove to be a very good hands on teaching tool.  Thanks for the chance to get a copy.
Title: Re: House Wiring Book Giveaway: 8/01/09 - 8/07/09
Post by: maypo52 on July 31, 2009, 02:14:01 PM
It would be nice to know that what I've been doing all these years is within code or not.  :D
Title: Re: House Wiring Book Giveaway: 8/01/09 - 8/07/09
Post by: hsu201 on July 31, 2009, 02:53:39 PM
Would like to know more about home wiring.

Thanks
Title: Re: House Wiring Book Giveaway: 8/01/09 - 8/07/09
Post by: Bill on July 31, 2009, 03:04:16 PM
Just had a new garage built, now I need to put electrical power in it. This book could be really useful.
Bill
Title: Re: House Wiring Book Giveaway: 8/01/09 - 8/07/09
Post by: gabrown on July 31, 2009, 03:09:18 PM
I really need this book as my house has the wiring all messed up and I have to stary almost from scratch, this book will save me a lot of time.
Thanks
Title: Re: House Wiring Book Giveaway: 8/01/09 - 8/07/09
Post by: chefst on July 31, 2009, 03:32:43 PM
It will save me from electrocuting myself, again.
Title: Re: House Wiring Book Giveaway: 8/01/09 - 8/07/09
Post by: joruss on July 31, 2009, 03:37:14 PM
Thanks for giving this book away.  My aluminum wiring has been ok so far, but if I need to replace some it in the future it would be a great help to have this book.
Title: Re: House Wiring Book Giveaway: 8/01/09 - 8/07/09
Post by: ajsmiata on July 31, 2009, 03:39:26 PM
Add me to the List,  I'm going to upgrade my service panel and possibly add Solar
Title: Re: House Wiring Book Giveaway: 8/01/09 - 8/07/09
Post by: LatinFromManhattan on July 31, 2009, 03:40:22 PM
This book will help me solve the puzzle that the builders put in my attic.  There are wires on top of wires and I can't tell which goes where, or where goes which, or if is really going anywhere... you know what I mean... If I win... Thanks a bundle... Saludos/Greetings...   LFM. :tickedoff:
Title: Re: House Wiring Book Giveaway: 8/01/09 - 8/07/09
Post by: rjb2000 on July 31, 2009, 04:36:05 PM
I'm always remodeling one room or another. Either removing fans,outlets or lights. It would come in handy for backup information.
Title: Re: House Wiring Book Giveaway: 8/01/09 - 8/07/09
Post by: Grayfox on July 31, 2009, 04:59:05 PM
I can replace a switch or a socket and do most of my own appliance repairs. But I have to admit that what's hidding behind the walls and fuse box has always left me confused.
Please put my name in.
Title: Re: House Wiring Book Giveaway: 8/01/09 - 8/07/09
Post by: arcticcatmatt on July 31, 2009, 05:24:41 PM
Awesome! I would love to win it because I am a new single homeowner and am learning how to do house wiring with all my home improvements. I work in the auto industry and my job is off and on so paying a contractor just isn't going to happen..
Title: Re: House Wiring Book Giveaway: 8/01/09 - 8/07/09
Post by: jcayer on July 31, 2009, 06:07:37 PM
I'm renovting my house at the moment and this book would be very helpful...

Thanks :)
Title: Re: House Wiring Book Giveaway: 8/01/09 - 8/07/09
Post by: scottc63 on July 31, 2009, 06:27:52 PM
I bought a house that need rewiring the book will be helpful

Title: Re: House Wiring Book Giveaway: 8/01/09 - 8/07/09
Post by: jmsrnsn on July 31, 2009, 07:28:10 PM
I would like to win that book because it would definitely help out when electrical repairs are needed around the house. Thanks for the opportunity.
Title: Re: House Wiring Book Giveaway: 8/01/09 - 8/07/09
Post by: sosc1 on July 31, 2009, 09:01:34 PM
I'd love to add this to my DIY collection;especially to aid my minimal understanding of the wiring thatb I attempt.
Title: Re: House Wiring Book Giveaway: 8/01/09 - 8/07/09
Post by: dvanallen on July 31, 2009, 09:45:57 PM
...would really come in handy as I'm wiring my garage wood shop!
Title: Re: House Wiring Book Giveaway: 8/01/09 - 8/07/09
Post by: malam on July 31, 2009, 09:47:34 PM
Planning on renovating my basement - the book will come in handy.

Thanks.
Title: Re: House Wiring Book Giveaway: 8/01/09 - 8/07/09
Post by: JWWebster on July 31, 2009, 11:20:23 PM
Cool Giveaway...If I had that I could save some trips to the library.  O0
Title: Re: House Wiring Book Giveaway: 8/01/09 - 8/07/09
Post by: Tom56 on August 01, 2009, 11:38:54 AM
I never win anything so hey what the heck. I could use a book like this for some upcoming reno work in my garage.  O0
Title: Re: House Wiring Book Giveaway: 8/01/09 - 8/07/09
Post by: stevepitts on August 01, 2009, 04:19:32 PM
My old do-it-yourself wiring book is rather dated.  A new wiring book would be nice.  I need to add an outlet near my sprinkler system clock.

Steve
PS not sure if it will help my problem with my Korean microwave.

who makes E-Wave? or who made it?
Title: Re: House Wiring Book Giveaway: 8/01/09 - 8/07/09
Post by: gergrff on August 01, 2009, 04:53:43 PM
Thanks for the chance to win the wiring book - sure looks like a nice one!
No matter how much electrical knowledge one may possess, this book could increase
that knowledge. Especially, if one wants to keep up with the latest code requirements
for residential.         Thanks again, GG
Title: Re: House Wiring Book Giveaway: 8/01/09 - 8/07/09
Post by: morbus on August 01, 2009, 05:58:35 PM
The lights flicker on and off in half of my house, it has old aluminum wiring. I would like to fix it myself because i cannot afford an electrician and this book would certainly help :) Thanks!
Title: Re: House Wiring Book Giveaway: 8/01/09 - 8/07/09
Post by: ztsr05 on August 02, 2009, 12:04:02 AM
I had to buy an old mobile home from an oilfield roustabout wanting to make a 'killing' (literally).  His DIY electical repairs are only a tad better than his DIY plumbing repairs.  The first thing I had to learn the hard way was that the aluminum BX armored wiring 'acquired' from an oil rig requires special connectors, i.e., Cop-Alum (or just plain black electrical tape), to connect to the copper wires on the new electric water heater! Burning electircal wires have a distinctive smell, don't you know.  Different issue In the same week, a breaker in this guys' 'new-to-this-trailer' breaker box that he installed popped.  Good right?  Vote still out.  Tripped the breaker 15 minutes after I plugged a fairly new vacuum cleaner in but hadn't turned on yet.  Trying to figure out the circuits ... .. 18 to 21 switches, outlets, etc. (still a mystery) on one circuit but only 4 on the circuit that I plugged the vacuum cleaner into (the microwave was not in use). Lost 2 power supplies, a harddrive and a one motherboard on a different and what I thought was my best circuit.  For 3 months, I've had all the parts incluidng a circuit tester to repair an outside outlet in a box by the door but still too chicken to try without supervision.

Please, I really do need this book! I'm getting better at rebuilding my computers but Internet is sporadic, my repair book was published about the same time this trailer was built, and I think all of my friends' husbands are avoiding me.
Title: Re: House Wiring Book Giveaway: 8/01/09 - 8/07/09
Post by: pallanesfour on August 02, 2009, 12:16:12 AM
it'll help me undo all the major catastrophes I've gotton my self into trying to undo what i did do :o :D :rofl: :2funny: ;D :) :o
Title: Re: House Wiring Book Giveaway: 8/01/09 - 8/07/09
Post by: YossiD on August 02, 2009, 12:20:13 AM
Can certainly help do the job correctly and safely.
Title: Re: House Wiring Book Giveaway: 8/01/09 - 8/07/09
Post by: tcape on August 02, 2009, 06:16:54 PM
Could be some useful information.... I'd like to see it from thier perspective.


Thanks for the opportunity.


Tony
Title: Re: House Wiring Book Giveaway: 8/01/09 - 8/07/09
Post by: mikedee5 on August 03, 2009, 05:09:07 AM
Fear keep me away from doing elec. work in my house any help I could get would b great!!!!
Title: Re: House Wiring Book Giveaway: 8/01/09 - 8/07/09
Post by: smr42 on August 03, 2009, 09:27:54 AM
 ;D I really need this book because I am a female who knows NOTHING  :2funny: about wiring a house and am attempting to close in my carport which means doing the wiring in it. thanks, and wish me luck!
Title: Re: House Wiring Book Giveaway: 8/01/09 - 8/07/09
Post by: gaedbo on August 04, 2009, 10:05:09 AM
This book would be a great addition to other electrical items and info I have.  I do electrical work for friends, family, and as a volunteer, so any additional information is appreciated so I can do the work correctly.
Title: Re: House Wiring Book Giveaway: 8/01/09 - 8/07/09
Post by: Crow on August 04, 2009, 01:06:34 PM

I Want This Book.....
End of Story
Title: Re: House Wiring Book Giveaway: 8/01/09 - 8/07/09
Post by: winniefan on August 04, 2009, 04:17:09 PM
Last time I played with our wiring, I made a big mistake. With this book I can avoid those mistakes again!!!!
Thanks,
AJ, and Icehouse
Title: Re: House Wiring Book Giveaway: 8/01/09 - 8/07/09
Post by: fdmed7 on August 06, 2009, 12:43:03 PM
It would be great to have a book like this, I won't kill myself, or burn down my house.
Title: Re: House Wiring Book Giveaway: 8/01/09 - 8/07/09
Post by: AJ on August 07, 2009, 04:11:01 PM
The winner is arcticcatmatt.  O0

Once again I would like to give a big thank you to member Icehouse (http://appliancejunk.com/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=2492) for donating this book for us to giveaway. Thanks Icehouse!

If you are not already a member of ApplianceJunk.com be sure to Register (http://appliancejunk.com/forums/index.php?action=register) today for a free account!

Congrats arcticcatmatt!

Title: Re: House Wiring Book Giveaway: 8/01/09 - 8/07/09
Post by: arcticcatmatt on August 07, 2009, 04:44:38 PM
WOOT! I never win anything!

 :DAwesome! Awesome Awesome!  :D

I need that baby, I have the kitchen torn apart and need to do GFI outlets in both and have no idea what I am doing.. and I need to rewire the dishwasher, and I have had a compressor from a lawn sale in my garage for 2 months to hook up but I need to wire it in (220) and have no idea.

THANK YOU Ice House and AJ!

PS - sent you guys a new member from my work today to join up  O0
Title: Re: House Wiring Book Giveaway: 8/01/09 - 8/07/09
Post by: AJ on August 07, 2009, 05:08:03 PM
Got your PM arcticcatmatt and sent a reply.

Your book will be shipping out priority mail Monday morning.  O0

Please let us know when you get it.

Thank you,
Title: Re: House Wiring Book Giveaway: 8/01/09 - 8/07/09
Post by: JWWebster on August 08, 2009, 09:39:35 PM
Congrats matt!!! You da man!!!
Title: Re: House Wiring Book Giveaway: 8/01/09 - 8/07/09
Post by: arcticcatmatt on August 11, 2009, 11:54:41 AM
Congrats matt!!! You da man!!!
It takes more than a book to make me da man! haha  :P