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Keeping an eye on your most important electrical standard

March 22, 2012

What's Wrong Here?
Moving Violations
Code Q&A
Code Quiz

Code Violations

What's Wrong Here?

By Joe Tedesco, NEC Consultant

Think you know how this installation violates the NEC?


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

Hint: Mismatched conductors



Moving Violations

Caught by the inspector!

Check out our newest Moving Violations video.

In this episode, Joe finds an outdoor installation in which electrical metallic tubing fittings are not suitable for a wet location.



Code Quandaries

Code Q&A

By Mike Holt, NEC Consultant

Q. What is the Code requirement for a maintenance disconnect serving a spa or hot tub?

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

Code Challenge

Code Quiz

By Steven Owen, National Code Seminars

In general, without exception, the main disconnecting means for an electrically driven or controlled irrigation machine shall meet which of the following requirements?

  1. provide overcurrent protection
  2. be located at the point of connection of electric power to the irrigation machine, or be visible and not more than 50 ft from the irrigation machine
  3. be readily accessible
  4. be capable of being locked in the open position
  5. all of the requirements noted in answers a, b, c and d above
Visit EC&M's website for the answer and explanation.

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