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: Fire in the Hole 
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What's Wrong Here? Hint: A pair of intruders  1
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What’s Wrong Here? Hint: “Wood” You Do This?  7
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Moving Violations Video No. 127: Storage Space Encroachment 1
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What’s Wrong Here? Hint: A Vineyard Violation  7
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Moving Violations Video No. 126: Red Alert 3
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What's Wrong Here? Hint: Expand your mind.  3
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Illustrated Catastrophes: Fan Appreciation Day 
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Hydro-Tub Bonding Requirements 
At first glance, the bonding requirements in Sec. 680.74 seem fairly straightforward.
What’s Wrong Here? Hint: A Hodgepodge of Lighting Equipment  6
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Moving Violations Video No. 125: Oh, So Close 1
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What’s Wrong Here? Hint: Fire Sale  3
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Moving Violations Video No. 124: Lack of Support 2
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What’s Wrong Here? Hint: Near Screw Up (or Down in this Case)  5
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Moving Violations Video No. 123: Dedicated Equipment Space 1
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