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: 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  12
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  2

 

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.
What’s Wrong Here? Hint: Dangerous Curves Ahead  7
NEC guidelines for proper UF cable wiring methods
What’s Wrong Here? Hint: Wet Behind the Ears  19
NEC guidelines on electrical metallic tubing (EMT) installations
What's Wrong Here? Hint: Knot approved by the Board  1
How well do you know the Code? Think you can spot violations the original installer either ignored or couldn’t identify?
Illustrated Catastrophes: 110.3(B), 406.9(A), 225.10, 340.12(10), 225.20, 230.50(B)(1), 555.13(A)(1), 300.5(J), 352.12(C), 555.17 
Section 555.13(A)(1) permits the use of PVC as a wiring method for marinas and boatyards; however, the PVC supplying this shore power receptacle is snapped off at the connector, leaving the damaged conductors exposed.

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