Russ LeBlanc

Russ
LeBlanc
NEC Consultant
Articles
What’s Wrong Here? Hint: Beware of What Lurks Below the Surface  15
How well do you know the Code? Think you can spot violations the original installer either ignored or couldn't identify?
What’s Wrong Here? Hint: Funny Looking Service Disconnect  5
How well do you know the Code? Think you can spot violations the original installer either ignored or couldn't identify?
What's Wrong Here? Hint: Flamingos Would Be Jealous  2
How well do you know the Code? Think you can spot violations the original installer either ignored or couldn’t identify?
Illustrated Catastrophes: Working Space and Need for Sunlight-Resistant Clips 
A big “thank you” goes out to Steve Perry, an electrician from Peabody, Mass., for sharing this great photo with us.
What’s Wrong Here? Hint: A Stretch to Flex  10
How well do you know the Code? Think you can spot violations the original installer either ignored or couldn't identify?
What’s Wrong Here? Hint: Danger Island  10
How well do you know the Code? Think you can spot violations the original installer either ignored or couldn't identify?
What's Wrong Here? Hint: Campsite craziness  3
How well do you know the Code? Think you can spot violations the original installer either ignored or couldn’t identify?
Illustrated Catastrophes: Rusty Box and Exposed Live Parts 
While on vacation on an island in Long Island Sound, Andrew Walter — an engineer for Walter Development Co. — came across this rusted and rotted out junction box at a fuel storage facility.
What’s Wrong Here? Hint: Nuts About Protection  7
How well do you know the Code? Think you can spot violations the original installer either ignored or couldn't identify?
What’s Wrong Here? Hint: Bad Bonding Decision  11
How well do you know the Code? Think you can spot violations the original installer either ignored or couldn't identify?
What’s Wrong Here? Hint: Check the Length  10
How well do you know the Code? Think you can spot violations the original installer either ignored or couldn't identify? Here's your chance to moonlight as an electrical inspector and second-guess someone else's work from the safety of your living room or office. It's your turn to identify the violation.
What’s Wrong Here? Hint: Dangling Detector  1

 

How well do you know the Code? Think you can spot violations the original installer either ignored or couldn't identify? Here's your chance to moonlight as an electrical inspector and second-guess someone else's work from the safety of your living room or office. It's your turn to identify the violation.

What's Wrong Here Code Violation smoke detector

Hint: Dangling detector

What's Wrong Here? Hint: Get that monkey off your back  2
How well do you know the Code? Think you can spot violations the original installer either ignored or couldn’t identify?
Illustrated Catastrophes: 300.15, 725.136(A), 725.136(B), 725.136(C), 110.8, 352.48, 110.12 
This PVC junction box contains power circuits and control circuits for several rooftop air-conditioning units. Unfortunately, the installer took some shortcuts, which created several Code violations.

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