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Keeping an eye on your most important electrical standard

April 19, 2012

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

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Code Violations

What's Wrong Here?



By Joe Tedesco, NEC Consultant

Think you know how this installation violates the NEC?

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Hint: Old and confused



Moving Violations

Caught by the inspector!

Check out our newest Moving Violations video.

In this episode, Joe identifies the improper placement of a service drop on top of a roof.



Code Quandaries

Code Q&A

By Mike Holt, NEC Consultant

Q. Is AFCI protection required in hotel guest rooms?

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Code Challenge

Code Quiz

By Steven Owen, National Code Seminars

Fill in the blank with the correct answer.
Thermal insulation shall not be installed above a recessed luminaire or with 3 inches of the recessed luminaires' enclosure, wiring compartment, ballast, transformer, LED driver, or power supply, unless the luminaire is identified as ______ ?

  1. flame-resistant
  2. Type NM
  3. Type 2
  4. Type IC
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