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September 22, 2011
Vol. IX, No. 18

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   EC&M's CodeWatch
  Today's Headlines
 Add Utah to the List of States Moving 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 August 12 by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), the Utah Uniform Building Codes Commission voted to adopt the 2011 NEC. Although the Utah legislature must still approve the recommendation, the new electrical code should take effect on July 1, 2012. As noted in the alert, this proposed adoption does not apply to one and two-family dwellings and townhouses since the state recognizes the electrical provisions of the International Residential Code.

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: Has anyone seen my welding cables?


Caught by the inspector!

Check out our newest Moving Violations video.

In this episode, Joe questions the clearances between the electrical equipment and the fence.

Code Quandaries

Code Q&A

By Mike Holt

Q. Are outlet boxes allowed to be supported by the ceiling framing members of a suspended ceiling system or must independent support wires be added?

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

Code Challenge

Code Quiz

By Steven Owen

Which one of the following electrical ducts is suitable for an underground installation or embedded in concrete?

  1. Rigid metal conduit (RMC)
  2. Intermediate metal conduit (IMC)
  3. Rigid PVC conduit
  4. Other raceways round in cross section and suitable for use underground or embedded in concrete
  5. All of the above


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

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