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NEC Expert Russ LeBlanc presents readers with serious electrical safety questions and points out specific problems and solutions based on the 2014 NEC.
In the electrical industry, there’s no question the National Electrical Code (NEC) is king. Because all electrical professionals must follow NEC requirements and pass inspection on all projects, EC&M readers continually rate the NEC as their top area of interest. Armed with a video camera and taking readers out into the field with him, NEC Consultant Russ LeBlanc is on the move in “Moving Violations,” serving as a mobile electrical detective. Who knows why people do what they do — all of these videos leave us wondering, “what in the heck were they thinking?” However, looking back at last year’s coverage, a few videos definitely stand out. Following are a handful of clips EC&M editors selected as the most memorable of 2014. Watch what not to do, and get a quick lesson on each specific NEC violation and remedy.
Russ questions the design of this wiring extension and its accompanying ceiling-mounted box. This is as a violation of Sec. 314.22 of the 2014 NEC.