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July 8, 2010 A Penton Media Publication Vol. VIII No. 13



CONTENTS
Chattanooga Adopts 2008 NEC

What's Wrong Here?

Code Q&A

Code Quiz

Code Change Conferences Are Coming



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    Code News Update
    Chattanooga Adopts 2008 NEC
    According to a Code Alert issued earlier today by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), the city of Chattanooga, Tenn., has adopted the 2008 NEC with a few exceptions.

    Section 210.12(B) will retain the language shown in the 2005 edition of the NEC. This means that arc fault circuit interrupter protection is still not required for any other rooms in a dwelling unit, other than the bedrooms.

    Sections 210.52(C)(2) and (3) are deleted in their entirety. These sections of the Code focus on the dwelling unit receptacle outlet requirements for island and peninsular countertop spaces. In addition to this exclusion, the Exception to 210.52(C)(5) is also deleted in its entirety.

    The effective date of this adoption was July 1, 2010.


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    Code Violations
    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: Number of ground rods required?


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    Code Quandaries
    Code Q&A
    By Mike Holt
    Q. What are the requirements when replacing 2-wire receptacles?

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


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    Code Challenge
    Code Quiz
    By Steven Owen
    With respect to Art. 708 Critical Operations Power Systems (COPS), from which NFPA document are rules extracted?
    1. NFPA 70B
    2. NFPA 75
    3. NFPA 110
    4. NFPA 1600

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    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.
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    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.

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