Public Hearing Set
for New Wiring Standards
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Code News Update
Public Hearing Set for New Wiring
According to a recent Code Alert issued on June 22,
by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), the North
Dakota State Electrical Board has scheduled a public hearing to discuss
new rules and amendments associated with the 2011 North Dakota Wiring
Standards. The new standards will be based on the 2011 NEC. The public
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There are five ½-in. rigid metal conduits installed
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associated equipment. One of the rigid conduits contains power circuit
wiring for the pump motor. One of the rigid conduits contains the
for the lights on the island. One of the rigid conduits contains
circuit wiring for the pump. One rigid conduit contains wiring for
intercom and speakers. Which, if any, of these conduits shall be bonded
- All five of them.
- Only the rigid conduit containing power conductors for the pump
- Only the rigid conduit containing the lighting conductors.
- Both the power and lighting conduits (b and c).
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