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November 17, 2011
Vol. IX, No. 22


   EC&M's CodeWatch
  Today's Headlines
 No NEC Update for Washington?
 What's Wrong Here?
 Moving Violations
 Code Q&A
 Code Quiz

Code News Update

As noted on the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries website, Executive Order 10-06 has been extended, resulting in a suspension of non-critical rule development and adoption until Dec. 31, 2012. Rule development activity will resume in the spring of 2012, with the goal of completing the rule process around March 2013. In February 2012, a special edition Electrical Currents newsletter will be published, which details the upcoming rule-making process. Even though the state agency has not adopted the 2011 NEC, it will continue to accept 2011 NEC-based continuing education course applications and allow approved courses to apply toward Washington certification renewal process.

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: Door knobs are alive

Caught by the inspector!

Check out our newest Moving Violations video.

In this episode, Joe runs across an installation that appears to be sinking.

Code Quandaries

Code Q&A

By Mike Holt

Q. Are lighting outlets in dwelling units allowed on the same circuit as receptacle outlets?

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

Code Challenge

Code Quiz

By Steven Owen

With respect to objectionable currents, when are temporary currents not considered to be objectionable currents?

  1. No currents are considered objectionable.
  2. Temporary currents resulting from abnormal conditions such as ground faults, shall not be classified as objectionable current with respect to 250.6(A) and (B).
  3. Temporary currents resulting from any condition, such as a bolted fault, shall not be classified as objectionable current with respect to 250.6(A) and (B).
  4. All fault currents are considered objectionable.

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