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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Moving Violations Video No. 139: A Trio of Violations
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What’s Wrong Here? Hint: Wet and Wild  4
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Moving Violations Video No. 138: Mysterious Corrosion Problem 1
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What’s Wrong Here? Hint: That’s a Wrap.  14
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What's Wrong Here? Hint: I’m not a member of this fan club. 
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Illustrated Catastrophes: How in the World Does This Happen?  3
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Non-Grounding Receptacle Replacement 
When replacing a non-grounding-type receptacle but the wiring method does not include an EGC one option is to replace the receptacle with another non-grounding-type receptacle
Taking the Guesswork Out of Garages 
Section 210.52(G)(1) was revised for the 2017 Code to help clarify acceptable locations for the required receptacles in garages of one- and two-family dwellings
What’s Wrong Here? Hint: Let me vent my frustration.  4
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Moving Violations Video No. 136: Improper Cable Support
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Illustrated Catastrophes: Outdoor Atrocity 
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What's Wrong Here? Hint: Help support our cause. 
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What’s Wrong Here? Hint: This gives me a hollow, empty feeling inside  4
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Moving Violations Video No. 135: Hot Mess 1
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