Russ LeBlanc

Russ
LeBlanc
Project Manager,
Ideal Electric, Inc.
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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 currently serves as a project manager for Ideal Electric. Inc., Peabody, 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 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: Wide Open Spaces  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. 80, by Russ LeBlanc, NEC Consultant: Incomplete Raceway
In this episode, Russ finds a conduit body that at first appears to be just hanging out.
Illustrated Catastrophes: This Service Needs Servicing 
A big thank you goes out to Peter Argyropoulos of Petros Electric for sharing these photos with us. He found this installation in rural Pennsylvania.
What's Wrong Here? Hint: Wall-to-Wall Problems  2
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. 79: No Room to Work
In this episode, Russ shows us a great example of the violation of working space requirements around electrical equipment.
What’s Wrong Here? Hint: Peek-a-Boo Cable 
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. 78: Bad Choice of EMT Fittings

In this episode, Russ shows us an EMT installation in an outdoor wet location that uses the wrong type of fittings. It’s a violation of Sec. 358.42 of the 2014 NEC.

 

What’s Wrong Here? Hint: Classify This as a Misfit  8
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: Phase to face  4
How well do you know the Code? Think you can spot violations the original installer either ignored or couldn’t identify?
Illustrated Catastrophes: Don't Flip That Switch 
Dave Shaub, vice president of operations for ATS Electric in Phoenix, was kind enough to share this great photo with us.
What’s Wrong Here? Hint: One More Use for Duct Tape  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: Two Connectors Are Better Than One  2
How well do you know the Code? Think you can spot violations the original installer either ignored or couldn't identify?
Illustrated Catastrophes: A True Flush-Mount Panel 
A big “thank you!” goes out to Daniel Cortez, an electrical plan examiner/inspector from Collier County, Fla., for sharing these fantastic photos with us.
What’s Wrong Here? Hint: Hot Seat  4
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: A Bundle of Bundles  5
How well do you know the Code? Think you can spot violations the original installer either ignored or couldn't identify?

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