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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What’s Wrong Here? Hint: Exit, Stage Left  12
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What’s Wrong Here? Hint: Poor Choice of Color  7
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Illustrated Catastrophes: A Laundry List of Problems 
These photos illustrate circuit breakers and wires that have been installed without adequate protection.
No Room for Error 
One of the most important lessons I’ve learned from teaching the Code — and trying to explain the meaning of the words behind a specific rule — is that sometimes you can’t take the words too literally.
What's Wrong Here? Hint: A shocking development  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: Care for a Code Violation with Your Snack?  13
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Moving Violations Video No. 108: Flame Test 5
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Moving Violations Video No. 107: Expanding Foam Fail
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What’s Wrong Here? Hint: Splicing Fail  7
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Illustrated Catastrophes: Scary Sauna Switches 
These photos illustrate circuit breakers and wires that have been installed without adequate protection.
What's Wrong Here? Hint: Drain drops keep falling on my head  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. 106: Bad PVC Job on Rooftop
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What’s Wrong Here? Hint: Rotten to the Core  7
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Moving Violations Video No. 105: Left Hanging 3
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What’s Wrong Here? Hint: A Near Miss  3
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