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).

Articles
What’s Wrong Here? Hint: Let’s NOT Do the Limbo  9
Think you know how this installation violates the NEC?
An Interpretation of AFCI Circuit Extensions  14
Is AFCI protection required when modifications or extensions are made to an existing 120V, single-phase 15A or 20A branch circuit in a dwelling unit bedroom?
What's Wrong Here? Hint: This might just burst your bubble.  3
How well do you know the Code? Think you can spot violations the original installer either ignored or couldn’t identify?
Moving Violations Video No. 113: A Corrosive Situation
Find the Code violations in this video.
What’s Wrong Here? Hint: Hitching a Ride  5
Think you know how this installation violates the NEC?
Moving Violations Video No. 112: Hidden Treasure 1
Find the Code violations in this video.
What’s Wrong Here? Hint: Communications Breakdown  3
Think you know how this installation violates the NEC?
Illustrated Catastrophes: A Not-So-Weatherproof Box 
Check out the latest Code violations
What's Wrong Here? Hint: This wood be a Code violation… 
How well do you know the Code? Think you can spot violations the original installer either ignored or couldn’t identify?
Moving Violations Video No. 111: Not All Surprises are Good
Find the Code violations in this video.
What’s Wrong Here? Hint: Are Those the Jaws of a Concrete Alien?  1
Think you know how this installation violates the NEC?
Moving Violations Video No. 110: Let Me Enlighten You
Find the Code violations in this video.
What’s Wrong Here? Hint: Exit, Stage Left  12
Think you know how this installation violates the NEC?
What’s Wrong Here? Hint: Poor Choice of Color  7
Think you know how this installation violates the NEC?
Illustrated Catastrophes: A Laundry List of Problems 
These photos illustrate circuit breakers and wires that have been installed without adequate protection.
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