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September 8, 2011
Vol. IX, No. 17

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   EC&M's CodeWatch
  Today's Headlines
 The Gem State Moves Forward on 2011 NEC Adoption Process
 What's Wrong Here?
 Moving Violations
 Code Q&A
 Code Quiz

Code News Update


According to a recent Code Alert issued on July 26 by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), the Idaho Electrical Board moved to forward a package to the state legislature for adoption of the 2011 NEC. It's expected there will still be considerable debate at the state's 2012 Session by homebuilders and some electrical contractors on the topic of the AFCI provisions in the Code. The new electrical code is scheduled to take effect in July 2012.

Visit the NEMA website for a more detailed review of this adoption news.

Code Violations

What's Wrong Here?

By Joe Tedesco

Think you know how this installation violates the NEC?

Visit EC&M's website to see the answer.

Hint: Do you consider this installation clean and neat?


Caught by the inspector!

Check out our newest Moving Violations video.

In this episode, Joe finds a shock hazard at a parking lot booth.

Code Quandaries

Code Q&A

By Mike Holt

Q. How do I size the conductors for an arc welder ?

Visit EC&M's website to see the answer.

Code Challenge

Code Quiz

By Steven Owen

When is a conduit body, such as a capped elbow or a service-entrance elbow that has sufficient size to provide free space for all conductors enclosed in it, not permitted to contain a splice, tap or device?

  1. When the enclosed conductors are 6 AWG or smaller
  2. When the enclosed conductors are 1/0 or larger
  3. When the conduit body is intended only to enable the installation of the raceway
  4. Both A and C above

Visit EC&M's website for the answer and explanation.

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