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NEC Expert Russ LeBlanc presents readers with serious electrical safety violations, revealing specific problems and offering solutions based on the 2014 NEC.
Knowing, respecting, and following the National Electrical Code (NEC) could mean the difference between life and death. Because the Code is so critical to electrical professionals, EC&M readers continually rank the NEC as their top area of interest. For the past 12 months, NEC Consultant Russ LeBlanc has been on the move, taking readers into the field with him in our exclusive “Moving Violations" video series. No doubt all of these videos have left you scratching your heads and wondering what the installer was (or wasn't) thinking. However, reflecting on the past year's coverage, some videos are worse than others. EC&M editors have selected the following five clips as the most memorable of 2015. Watch what not to do, and get a quick lesson on each specific NEC violation and solution.
No Room to Work
Here, Russ finds himself in a very tight situation. Someone crammed a transformer into this electrical room and didn’t provide the required working space between it and the adjacent 480V panelboard. This is a direct violation of Sec. 110.26(A) of the 2014 NEC.