Mike Holt

Mike
Holt
NEC Trainer / Consultant,
Mike Holt Enterprises
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Mike earned a masters degree in the Business Administration Program (MBA) from the University of Miami. He earned his reputation as a National Electrical Code (NEC) expert by working his way up through the electrical trade. Formally a construction editor for two different trade publications, Mike started his career as an apprentice electrician and eventually became a master electrician, an electrical inspector, a contractor, and an educator. Since 1975, he has provided custom in-house seminars for groups such as IAEI, NECA, ICBO, IBM, AT&T, Motorola, and the U.S. Navy. Mike has taught more than 1,000 classes on 30 different electrical-related subjects — ranging from alarm installations to exam preparation and voltage drop calculations. He continues to develop seminars, videos, books, and software as well as contributing monthly Code content to EC&M magazine.

Articles
Code Q&A
Q. Can a receptacle that is installed on the exterior side of an attached garage be used as the required outdoor receptacle for a dwelling unit, or must that receptacle be mounted on the house itself?
Code Quandaries, April 2010
Your most pressing National Electrical Code (NEC) questions answered. All questions and answers are based on the 2008 NEC
Wiring Methods — Part 2 of 3 2
Article 300 provides wiring method requirements including information on sizing and securing raceways
Code Q&A
Q. In an EMT installation, does the equipment grounding conductor need to be connected to each junction box if the boxes contain no splices (the conductors are pulled straight through)?
Commercial Loads — Part 2
Calculating commercial receptacle loads and understanding the optional calculation method
Code Q&A
Q. Can a receptacle be used as a splicing device?
Code Quandaries, March 2010
Your most pressing National Electrical Code (NEC) questions answered. All questions and answers are based on the 2008 NEC
Wiring Methods — Part 1 of 3
How to correctly install the wiring methods of Chapter 3 with the help of Article 300
Code Q&A 1
Q. If I run PVC between the meter and service disconnect, is an equipment grounding conductor required?
Stumped by the Code?
Do I need a grounding conductor for a pole light, or is the ground rod good enough?
Code Q&A
Q. Is there a Code rule that says you cannot store items in the electrical room?
Code Q&A
Q. What are the bonding requirements for transformers?
Code Q&A
How many feet of track lighting can I install on a 20A circuit?
Stumped by the Code? January 2010
Q. Do I need a grounding conductor for a pole light, or is the ground rod good enough?
Commercial Loads — Part 1 1
The electrical load requirements for commercial installations result in a great deal of diversity in usage.

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