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January 5, 2012

Kentucky Adopts 2011 NEC
What's Wrong Here?
Moving Violations
Code Q&A
Code Quiz

Code News Update

Kentucky Adopts 2011 NEC

According to a recent Code Alert issued on December 16 by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), the state of Kentucky approved adoption of the 2011 NEC without amendment. This version of the Code will become mandatory for all buildings in the state on February 1, 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: No water, please.





Moving Violations

Caught by the inspector!

Check out our newest Moving Violations video.

In this episode, Joe questions the support of luminaires in this outdoor installation.



Code Quandaries

Code Q&A

By Mike Holt

Q. Is an over-counter light in a dwelling unit kitchen allowed to be hardwired to the small-appliance circuit?

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

Code Challenge

Code Quiz

By Steven Owen

Fill in the blank.
An equipment grounding conductor shall be installed in a liquidtight flexible metal conduit (LFMC) when ___________.

  1. used to connect to equipment where flexibility is not necessary to minimize vibration from equipment
  2. used to connect to equipment where flexibility is necessary to minimize vibration from equipment
  3. used to provide flexibility for equipment that requires movement after installation
  4. B and C
Visit EC&M's website for the answer and explanation.

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