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December 23, 2010 A Penton Media Publication Vol. VIII No. 24



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Massachusetts Adopts 2011 NEC

What's Wrong Here?

Code Q&A

Code Quiz



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    Code News Update
    Massachusetts Adopts 2011 NEC
    According to a recent Code Alert issued on Dec. 15, 2010 by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), the Massachusetts Board of Fire Prevention Regulations (BFPR) held a public hearing on December 9 in advance of adopting the 2011 version of the NEC. At this meeting, the advisory committee to the board recommended adoption of the new Code with 67 amendments. The BFPR voted to accept the committee recommendation with one exception. The new Code will have an effective date of Jan. 1, 2011. Visit the NEMA website for additional details on this adoption process.


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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: Bonding and grounding sandwich


    Code Quandaries
    Code Q&A
    By Mike Holt
    Q. What is the requirement for the location of receptacle outlets in the bathroom of a dwelling unit?

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


    Code Challenge
    Code Quiz
    By Steven Owen
    When applying the new requirements for disconnecting means for circuits operating at more than 600V — including inspections and tests of instrument transformers, protective relays, switching circuits, control and signal circuits, and more — which organization is mentioned as a source of information with respect to testing specifications?

    1. NFPA
    2. NETA
    3. IEC
    4. ANSI

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