Russ LeBlanc

Russ
LeBlanc
Owner,
LeBlanc Consulting Services
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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).

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What’s Wrong Here? Hint: A Rat’s Nest of Problems 
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Moving Violations Video No. 132: Attachment Issues
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Illustrated Catastrophes: Stop Making Waves 
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What's Wrong Here? Hint: Loser by a technical knockout (TKO) 
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What’s Wrong Here? Hint: Falling to Pieces  5
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Moving Violations Video No. 131: Loony Luminaire Installation
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What’s Wrong Here? Hint: Took the Easy Way Out  12
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Moving Violations Video No. 130: Fire Hazard
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Utility Room Blues 
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Illustrated Catastrophes: Frame Job  7
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What’s Wrong Here? Hint: Really “High” Voltage  10
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What's Wrong Here? Hint: Two-for-one sale  2
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Moving Violations Video No. 129: Wrong Receptacle Cover
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What’s Wrong Here? Hint: A Shocking Situation  10
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Moving Violations Video No. 128: Beyond the Limit
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