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June 24, 2010 A Penton Media Publication Vol. VIII No. 12



CONTENTS
Public Hearing Set for New Wiring Standards

What's Wrong Here?

Code Q&A

Code Quiz

Code Change Conferences Are Coming



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    Code News Update
    Public Hearing Set for New Wiring Standards
    According to a recent Code Alert issued on June 22, 2010 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 hearing is set for 1:15 p.m. on July 14, 2010 in the Red River Room, State Capitol, Bismarck, N.D.


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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: A new multi-use dryer receptacle?



    Code Q&A
    By Mike Holt
    Q. What are the disconnecting means requirements for a water heater?

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


    Code Quiz
    By Steven Owen
    There are five ½-in. rigid metal conduits installed underground and connected to gasoline-dispensing equipment and other associated equipment. One of the rigid conduits contains power circuit wiring for the pump motor. One of the rigid conduits contains the wiring for the lights on the island. One of the rigid conduits contains control circuit wiring for the pump. One rigid conduit contains wiring for intercom and speakers. Which, if any, of these conduits shall be bonded and grounded?

    1. All five of them.
    2. Only the rigid conduit containing power conductors for the pump motor.
    3. Only the rigid conduit containing the lighting conductors.
    4. Both the power and lighting conduits (b and c).

    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
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    • 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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