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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Illustrated Catastrophes: A Cascade of Missteps 
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What's Wrong Here? Hint: Sheetrock to be installed later.  1
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Myth Busting for Bathrooms  1
This may come as a surprise to some electricians, but the receptacles required to be installed next to the bathroom sink in dwelling units are not required to be on a 20A circuit.
What’s Wrong Here? Hint: An Up-in-the-Air Handler Switch  3
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Moving Violations Video No. 116: Wild and Clip Free
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What’s Wrong Here? Hint: A Short-Sighted Sleeve  4
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Illustrated Catastrophes: A Not-So-Weatherproof Box  1
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What's Wrong Here? Hint: Close Encounters of the Worst Kind 
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Moving Violations Video No. 115: I Just Need Some Space
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What’s Wrong Here? Hint: Not So Fun in the Sun 
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What’s Wrong Here? Hint: Let’s NOT Do the Limbo  9
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An Interpretation of AFCI Circuit Extensions  13
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
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