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April 22, 2010 A Penton Media Publication Vol. VIII No. 8

Cast Your Vote for the EC&M Product of the Year!

2010 NEC Committee Report on Comments Now Available

What's Wrong Here?

Code Q&A

Code Quiz

2008 NEC to Take Effect in Two More States


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    Change Proposals
    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 site. The comments addressed in this report will be presented for action at the NFPA June 2010 Annual Association Technical Meeting, scheduled to take place June 7-10 in Las Vegas. Anyone wishing to make an amending motion on the Report on Comments must signal his or her intention to do so by submitting a Notice of Intent to Make a Motion by May 7, 2010. Certified motions will be posted on the NFPA Web site by May 21, 2010.

    For more information on the new rules and for up-to-date information on schedules and deadlines for processing NFPA documents, check the NFPA Web site or contact the NFPA Standards Administration.

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    Code Challenge
    What's Wrong Here?
    By Brian J. McPartland
    Think you know how this installation violates the NEC? Visit EC&M's Web site to see the answer.
    Hint: Receptacle location

    Code Q&A
    By Mike Holt
    Q. What are the feeder conductor requirements when wiring a pool house?

    Visit EC&M's Web site to see the answer.

    Code Quiz
    By Steven Owen
    In a surface metal raceway that measures 4 in. by 2 in., what is the maximum number of 12 AWG THHN, 600V insulated, single conductors, operating at 480V nominal permitted? The surface metal raceway is designed to contain a maximum of 255 conductors, and the thickness of the metal is 0.040 in. nominal.

    1. 60
    2. 120
    3. 255
    4. It is not permitted to install conductors operating at 300V or more in a surface metal raceway.

    Visit EC&M's Web site for the answer and explanation.

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    Code News Update
    2008 NEC to Take Effect in Two More States
    According to a couple of Code Alerts issued in the past week by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), the 2008 NEC will become effective on July 1 in West Virginia and July 12 in Nebraska. The Governor of West Virginia approved adoption of the 2008 NEC without amendment. The Governor of Nebraska signed LB 411, which mandates adoption of the 2008 NEC. According to the Alert, the only amendment is related to 430.102(B).
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