Russ LeBlanc

Russ
LeBlanc
Owner,
LeBlanc Consulting Services
175

Russ started in the electrical trade as an apprentice in 1985. He worked his way up to become a journeyman electrician and then eventually became a master electrician and licensed construction supervisor. He is currently the owner of LeBlanc Consulting Services in North Reading, Mass. In 1999, Russ became an electrical instructor for The Peterson School of Engineering in Woburn, Mass., where he developed his passion for teaching. He quickly assumed the role of department head of electrical instruction. In addition to his monthly contributions to EC&M, he continues to provide master electrician courses, Code seminars, and arc-flash awareness training through his consulting service business and the Peterson School. Russ is an active member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) — Electrical Section and has authored numerous NEC proposals and comments, which have become Code rules. He is also a member and certified electrical inspector of the International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI).

Articles
Moving Violations Video No. 102: No Conduit and No Protection
Find the Code violations in this video.
What’s Wrong Here? Hint: Yes, That’s a Wood Floor  4
Think you know how this installation violates the NEC?
GFCI Protection for Cables Installed in Heated Floors 
One of the most important lessons I’ve learned from teaching the Code — and trying to explain the meaning of the words behind a specific rule — is that sometimes you can’t take the words too literally.
What's Wrong Here? Hint: Job has its Shortcomings 
How well do you know the Code? Think you can spot violations the original installer either ignored or couldn’t identify?
Illustrated Catastrophes: This Violation is “Grounds” for Removal 
The most obvious violation here is the way in which the equipment grounding conductors are connected.
Moving Violations Video No. 101: Part of Panel Cover is MIA 1
Find the Code violations in this video.
What’s Wrong Here? Hint: On Shaky Ground  3
Think you know how this installation violates the NEC?
Moving Violations Video No. 100: Equipment Mounting Height 5
Find the Code violations in this video.
What’s Wrong Here? Hint: (Jack) Hammer Time  3
Get the jackhammer! We’re going to need it to get inside this box.
What's Wrong Here? Hint: I’m Deeply Concerned  1
How well do you know the Code? Think you can spot violations the original installer either ignored or couldn’t identify?
Illustrated Catastrophes: Shoddy Shelving Installation 
Well, getting into this panelboard will certainly be a chore.
Moving Violations Video No. 99: Temporary and Dangerous
Find the Code violations in this video.
What’s Wrong Here? Hint: Broken Pipe Dream 
This is an example of what happens when you try to use PVC pipes as the only means to support a box.
What’s Wrong Here? Hint: It’s as Plain as Black and White  8
Using a white wire as an ungrounded power conductor is generally not permitted by Sec. 200.7(A).
Electrical Testing Feed

EC&M Webinars
Jul 21, 2015
Sponsored

ON DEMAND: Mitigation Methods for Arc Flash Hazards - Enhancing Personal Safety

The energy released during an arc flash event can result in severe damage to personnel, equipment, and property. While there are solutions which seek to improve the protection for each, this program will focus on personnel....More
Sep 10, 2015
Sponsored

An Effective Electrical Safety Program that Delivers

This hour-long webinar will cover the wording in various IEEE recommended practices, NFPA 70E and ANSI Z10 with an emphasis on what it means in terms of designing, implementing and managing an Effective Electrical Safety Program....More
EC&M Learning Center

Connect With Us

Sponsored Introduction Continue on to (or wait seconds) ×