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2010 NEC Committee Report on
Comments Now Available
The results of the committee action on all submitted
comments are now available via the NFPA Web
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action at the NFPA June 2010 Annual Association Technical Meeting,
scheduled to take place June 7-10 in Las Vegas. Anyone wishing to make
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What's Wrong Here?
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Hint: Receptacle configuration
By Mike Holt
Q. Can a receptacle that is installed on the
exterior side of an attached garage be used as the required outdoor
receptacle for a dwelling unit, or must that receptacle be mounted on
the house itself?
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By Steven Owen
When installing a flexible cable drop to a machine that
requires frequent moving, can the cable be installed directly connected
to the overhead busway plug-in device (i.e., busway switch) using
appropriate tension take-up support devices without an attachment plug?
Assume the machine is in an industrial facility that uses qualified
persons to maintain the installation. The length of the cable drop from
the busway plug-in device to the tension take-up device is 12 ft, and
cable drop is supported at a distance of 8 ft.
- Yes, per the requirements of 400.7(A) and (B) — including the
- No. The connection to the supply of power must be through an
- No. Flexible cable may not be used in this application.
- Yes, but only when permitted by written permission from the
authority having jurisdiction.
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Code News Update
Possible Updates in Store for
Massachusetts Electrical Code
According to a recent Code Alert issued on April 6,
by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), the
Massachusetts Board of Fire Prevention Regulations (BFPR) recently
called for proposals to the 2011 Massachusetts Electrical Code (MEC).
The BFPR is the promulgating authority for the MEC and has appointed
Massachusetts Electrical Code Advisory Committee (MECAC) to solicit
proposals and review the 2011 NEC Report on Proposals and the 2011 NEC
Report on Comments. After MECAC has completed its review of these
documents, it will make recommendations to the BFPR regarding potential
amendments to the 2011 version of the NEC.
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