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February 2, 2012

NFPA Issues Errata Sheet for 2011 NEC
New Jersey Moves Forward on 2011 NEC Adoption Plans
What's Wrong Here?
Moving Violations
Code Q&A
Code Quiz

Code News Update

NFPA Issues Errata Sheet for 2011 NEC

On January 24, the NFPA issued an errata sheet for the first printing of the 2011 NEC. As noted in the release, a first printing is indicated by the numeral 1 as the last digit in the line of numbers appearing at the bottom of the first page of the Code book. The 8 items listed on the sheet focus on the revision of inaccurate numerical references made in the first printing of the book. A list of the corrections can be viewed in this PDF file.

New Jersey Moves Forward on 2011 NEC Adoption Plans

According to a recent Code Alert issued on January 25 by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), the New Jersey Uniform Construction Code Advisory Board recently reviewed and approved the Electrical Subcode Committee's proposed amendments to the 2011 NEC. Some of the proposed actions are listed here.

If you wish to submit comments on any of these actions, you can send them to Amy Fenwick Frank at afrank@dca.state.nj.us. Comments must be submitted by March 3, 2012.

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: Stretched out and shifted



Moving Violations

Caught by the inspector!

Check out our newest Moving Violations video.

In this episode, Joe questions the use of this type of conduit in this particular location.

Code Quandaries

Code Q&A

By Mike Holt

Q. Is it acceptable to use a 14 AWG conductor for the bonding jumper to a receptacle on a 20A branch circuit?

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

Code Challenge

Code Quiz

By Steven Owen

When installing audio distribution cables exposed on the surface of ceilings and sidewalls, the cables shall be supported by which of the following products?

  1. straps or staples
  2. cable ties or hangars
  3. similar fittings designed and installed so as not to damage the cables
  4. any of the above
Visit EC&M's website for the answer and explanation.

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