I did this exact same job a couple of years ago. The worst part of the job was
the trench from the house to the garage. :-(
He should get the "Pocket Guide to Electrical Installations Under NEC 2002,
Volume 1: Residential". This will not explain how to do the work, but it is a
good reference to make sure that the work meets code, and it's much cheaper than
a copy of the full NEC ($26 instead of $65).
At 03:58 PM 12/1/2005 -0500, Mark Andy wrote:
>A friend is interested in wiring his own (detached) garage including the
>subpanel & feed from the main house panel and asked me if I had any
>recommendations for good books to learn to do it properly & to normal
>code, etc. He's not an idiot and is mechanically adept, but he's not done
>much house wiring before.
>Anyone have any good book recommendations?