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  1. Code Violation Discussion
    Hi, I have been doing some research on trying to find some violations regarding a stage fire that occurred at a night club. Some background information about this - the night club owner had hired non-licensed electricians to build him a sound stage and do all the electrical wiring for him...
  2. General Electrical Discussion
    I recently had the fan motor on my condenser blade replaced. The hvac tech left the splice outside the shroud. He used a waterproof end to secure the splice and wrapped with electrical tape. It is exposed though where someone could come up and touch it. Does this meet code (California)? Does...
  3. Union Topics
    Hi! i am studying for my code test thats coming up in 9 months. i ran across a question that im having a hard time finding in the code book. could you please help me out? "Where the box is mounted on the surface, direct metal-to-metal contact between the device yoke and the box shall be...
  4. NEC Code Forum
    Hello All, questions.? I work in los angeles california. I install PV systems for local solar company. we are having issues on what size equip grounding conductor size to use. the CODE BOOK show this: 250.166 Size of the Direct-Current Grounding Electrode Conductor. The size of the...
  5. General Electrical Discussion
    I was doing some research for a customer who is installing a hot tub and I just wanted to be sure we were not going to overload his existing electrical system. (I originally wanted to do a load calc which included a number for his existing AC unit.) I found this quote below from an old thread...
  6. General Electrical Discussion
    I have a question that I am really not clear on. - Article 410.10(D) NEC 2014 gives the requirements for luminaires within a certain area. Would this area also apply to an exhaust fan? The fan is not a luminaire. Is there any other code reference regarding this type of thing? I am having trouble...
  7. General Electrical Discussion
    I am taking a code update course for 2014 and I came across something that made me re-think what I thought about UF wire installations. - Can you run UF cable exposed on the outside of a building (no conduit) if it is not subject to physical damage? Article 225.10 (2014 NEC) seems to permit...
  8. Canadian Electrical Forum
    Good day folks I am wiring up 200 condo units in Regina and the prints show the deck plugs on a cct with lighting and other interior recept. I looked for a code rule to see if this was ok but couldn't find any. The closest i got was table 26-2 in the 2012 CE code handbook stating that they had...
  9. General Electrical Discussion
    I have two questions. I recently looked at a generator panel install that I am pretty sure was not done correctly. They brought the ungrounded circuit conductors to a new sub panel but left the neutrals (grounded conductors) in the original panel and just ran one larger conductor to the...
  10. Canadian Electrical Forum
    Does anyone here know of a website or app that sends out a daily email with code questions or other electrical exercises? I figure it might be a good idea to stay "in shape" regarding some of the math and some of the other stuff we don't see on a regular basis at work. By the way, I've...
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