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June 10, 2010 A Penton Media Publication Vol. VIII No. 11



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

What's Wrong Here?

Code Q&A

Code Quiz

Code Change Conferences Are Coming



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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 website to see the answer.
    Hint: The doorbell is exposed to the outdoor elements.


    Code Q&A
    By Mike Holt
    Q. What are the grounding requirements for a generator mounted on a vehicle?

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


    Code Quiz
    By Steven Owen
    With respect to single-pole circuit breakers used as disconnecting means for circuits, when is the use of identified or non-identified handle ties applied to multiple single-pole circuit breakers (intended to simultaneously disconnect all conductors of the circuit, including the grounded conductor, if any) not permitted?

    1. For multiwire branch circuits.
    2. For motor fuel dispensing equipment circuits.
    3. For tap conductors.
    4. Identified handle ties are always permitted.

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


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    Shows and Events
    Code Change Conferences Are Coming
    The 2011 NEC is coming. Will you be ready for the changes? By attending one of EC&M's Code Change Conferences, presented by NEC expert Mike Holt and sponsored by EC&M University, you'll learn everything you need to know about major NEC changes that will impact your work, whether you're an electrician, electrical engineer, electrical designer, plant/facility electrical maintenance person, or electrical inspector. Check out the following conferences for a location and time that's right for you.
    • Atlanta — October 11-12, 2010, Crowne Plaza Atlanta Airport Hotel
    • St. Louis — October 18-19, Sheraton Westport Hotel Lakeside Chalet
    • Chicago — November 1-2, Hyatt Regency Rosemont
    • Seattle — November 8-9, Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center
    • Philadelphia — November 29-30, Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue
    • Boston — December 6-7, Venue to be determined
    • Orlando — December 13-14, Hyatt Regency Orlando Airport

    If you’re a registered professional engineer and attend one of the 2011 NEC Code Change Conferences, you'll be granted professional development hours (PDHs), a requirement for re-licensing. The program is also certified as an approved provider of Code Update training by those states requiring continuing education hours for re-licensing of journeymen, master electricians, and electrical contractors.

    Register now to attend one of the these events. For more details on the conferences and a full program, visit EC&M's website.


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