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September 9, 2010 A Penton Media Publication Vol. VIII No. 17



CONTENTS
EC&M Welcomes Back Code Consultant

What's Wrong Here?

Code Q&A

Code Quiz

Code Change Conferences Are Coming



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    Editor's Note
    EC&M Welcomes Back Code Consultant
    He's back! Nearly two years ago, Joe Tedesco packed his bags and headed out of town on an overseas assignment. Although he had originally planned to continue on with his writing duties, he soon realized this wasn't going to be possible. So he reluctantly moved on. Now that he's back on home soil, he's picking up right where he left off — and will once again provide us with shocking new Code violations photos we can all analyze, enjoy, and discuss with our coworkers.

    Welcome back, Joe! Here's the link to his website.


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    Code Violations
    What's Wrong Here?
    By Joe Tedesco

    Think you know how this installation violates the NEC?

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

    Hint: A not-so-festive occasion



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    Code Quandaries
    Code Q&A
    By Mike Holt
    Q. How many neutral wires can I install on a single terminal in a panelboard?

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


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    Code Challenge
    Code Quiz
    By Steven Owen
    As written in 110.16, which of the following items is not required to be field marked to warn qualified personnel of potential electric arc flash hazards?
    1. A NEMA 3R-rated disconnect switch readily accessible to an air conditioner condensing unit installed outdoors.
    2. Electrical equipment such as a generator transfer switch.
    3. A panelboard.
    4. A switchboard.

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


    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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