This guide book started out as a simple code basics guide for my own employees. I was finding that when we wired a detached garage, or something else we didn’t do all the time, there would be some confusion on how to do it properly, what the codes were, etc. I’m all about training at my own company and came up with a guide that would cover of all these situations. My employees could keep it in their trucks and pull it out, when needed. For example, if they were going to install a Tesla charger next week, they could reference the section in this guide book to refresh their memory.

This early company guide morphed into “Residential Electrician Field Guide”. This guide includes many of the important residential codes, explained in a normal “non lawyer talk” way. One of the most frustrating things about our National Electrical Code book is that it is hard to read! My goal was to break down the codes and explain them in simplest fashion possible.

This guide is over 200 pages including over 75 diagrams and tables. Some of the items included in this guide:

  • NEC 2020 code changes
  • Under ground wiring
  • Detached garage wiring
  • New work and old wiring wiring installations
  • Arc-Fault protection
  • GFCI protection
  • Related codes to lighting and outlets throughout all different rooms in a house
  • EV charger installations
  • Service upgrade installations
  • Load Calculations
  • Knob and tube inspections
  • HVAC wiring
  • Cable and CAT lines
  • My thoughts on electrical inspectors
  • Massachusetts Amendments to the 2020 NEC
  • Some business thoughts
  • And much much more!

If you are a residential electrician; I believe this to be the perfect guide for you!

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Residential Electrical Troubleshooting 

When Jesse Kuhlman started this guide, his original intention was for it to be used by his own employees of Kuhlman Electrical Services, Inc. to refer to and learn from. Jesse takes the education of his company’s employees very seriously and hoped to make them better field electricians. Being an effective troubleshooter, is one of the more difficult things to teach an employee as it requires a lot of experience due to the many different issues one may come across. As he started to develop the guide, Jesse thought why not tweak it, so it could be used by anyone who is interested? The potential audience includes everyone ranging from homeowners who are interested in electrical problems, to field electricians looking to improve their skills.

This guide covers troubleshooting situations that can be found in residential homes including:

  • Switches
  • GFCI’s
  • Arc-Fault circuit breakers
  • Electric Heat
  • Electrical Panels
  • Lighting
  • Basic HVAC systems
  • Low voltage doorbell, cable, Cat6 wiring
  • Troubleshooting steps depending on situation
  • And much more!!

Jesse Kuhlman always said he learned the best from looking at diagrams, and put many in this guide. They can be found throughout and should help the reader in further understanding the material.

At the end of writing this guide, Jesse said if this guide helps even one person to be a better electrician, mission accomplished!

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