230-71. Maximum Number of Disconnects (a) General. The service disconnecting means for each service permitted by Section 230-2, or for each set of service-entrance conductors permitted by Section 230-40, Exception Nos. 1 or 3, shall consist of not more than six switches or six circuit breakers mounted in a single enclosure, in a group of separate enclosures or in or on a switchboard. There shall be no more than six disconnects per service grouped in any one location.

All of the following contestants cited the following basic rule that was violated in the 1999 NEC.

Peter Baldwin — Electrical Engineer
Western Illinois University, Macomb, Ill.

Brian D. Kimball — Construction Service Rep.
JDB Engineering Inc., York, Pa.

Steven Bremer — President
Alpine Electric, Mahopac, N.Y.

Steve Slover — Master Electrician
Strategic Resource Solutions Corp.,
Olive Branch, Miss.

Darnette McCleary — Electrical Engineer
HBE Corp., St. Louis, Mo.

Juan P. Santos — Electrical Instructor
Central Florida Electrical, Winter Park, Fla.

John Mondin — Owner
All Type Inc., Hillsboro, Ill.

Jorge Suarez — Master Electrician
IRIO Electric Inc., Miami, Fla.

Thomas W. Devine — Managing Designer
Stearns & Wheler Engineers,
Cazenovia, N.Y.

L. N. Jones — Electrical Plans Examiner
City of Hialeah, Fla.

Joseph A. Kohm — President
Kohm Electric, Ithaca, N.Y.

Rob Gaynor — Lead Engineer
Oregon Convention Center, Portland, Ore.


Attention readers and future contest winners: Because we had a dozen winners for our June contest, we decided to use the following guidelines for our this and all future prizes. If there is one winner, we will award him or her $75. In the case of two winners, each will receive $50. If there are three or more winners (as is the case above), each will receive $25. Thank you for your participation and congratulations to all 12 of our winners.