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: Near Screw Up (or Down in this Case)  2
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Moving Violations Video No. 123: Dedicated Equipment Space 1
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Illustrated Catastrophes: GFCI Goof Up 
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What's Wrong Here? Hint: This could be referred to as a hot mess.  1
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What’s Wrong Here? Hint: Floor Plug Folly  3
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What's Wrong Here? Hint: Broken Promises 
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Illustrated Catastrophes: A Kaleidoscope of Code Catastrophes 
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Sign, Sign — Everywhere a Sign  1
The intent behind the addition of new Sec. 600.6(A)(1) in the 2014 NEC seems like a good idea.
Moving Violations Video No. 121: Look Out Below!
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Moving Violations Video No. 120: Illegal Touching of Cables 4
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What’s Wrong Here? Hint: In and Out  11
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Moving Violations Video No. 119: How About a Little Support? 1
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What’s Wrong Here? Hint: One, Two, Three Strikes You’re Out!  3
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Illustrated Catastrophes: Outrageous Service Situation  1
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