NEC http://ecmweb.com/taxonomy/term/6614/more en Code Quiz: Service Masts as Supports http://ecmweb.com/quizzes/code-quiz-service-masts-supports-0 <div class="field-byline"> By Steven Owen, National Code Seminars </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When attaching service-drop or overhead service conductors to a service mast, they shall not be attached between a weatherhead or the end of a conduit and a coupling,</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/quizzes/code-quiz-service-masts-supports-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/quizzes/code-quiz-service-masts-supports-0#comments Quizzes Silver Fri, 25 Jul 2014 01:55:00 +0000 50021 at http://ecmweb.com Code Q&A: Grounding Requirements for Multiple Services http://ecmweb.com/qa/code-qa-grounding-requirements-multiple-services <div class="field-byline"> By Mike Holt, NEC Consultant </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Q. When a building has more than one service (as allowed by Sec. 230.2), is there a requirement to ground these multiple services to a common grounding electrode?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/qa/code-qa-grounding-requirements-multiple-services" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/qa/code-qa-grounding-requirements-multiple-services#comments Q&A Silver Fri, 25 Jul 2014 01:49:00 +0000 50011 at http://ecmweb.com What’s Wrong Here? Hint: Two Connectors Are Better Than One http://ecmweb.com/whats-wrong-here/what-s-wrong-here-hint-two-connectors-are-better-one <div class="field-byline"> By Russ LeBlanc, NEC Consultant </div> <div class="node-body article-body">How well do you know the Code? Think you can spot violations the original installer either ignored or couldn't identify? </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/whats-wrong-here/what-s-wrong-here-hint-two-connectors-are-better-one" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/whats-wrong-here/what-s-wrong-here-hint-two-connectors-are-better-one#comments What's Wrong Here? Silver Fri, 25 Jul 2014 01:40:00 +0000 50041 at http://ecmweb.com Moving Violations Video No. 76, by Russ LeBlanc, NEC Consultant: More than Meets the Eye http://ecmweb.com/violations/moving-violations-76-motion-sensor-flood-lights-no-box <div class="node-body video-body">In this episode, EC&M Magazine's Russ LeBlanc shows us what he found wrong with this outdoor luminaire when he showed up on a recent residential service call. A violation of Sec. 300.15 of the 2014 NEC can be cited at this location.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/violations/moving-violations-76-motion-sensor-flood-lights-no-box" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/violations/moving-violations-76-motion-sensor-flood-lights-no-box#comments Violations Moving Violation Videos Wed, 23 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000 50051 at http://ecmweb.com What's Wrong Here? Hint: A Hidden Secret http://ecmweb.com/whats-wrong-here/whats-wrong-here-hint-hidden-secret <div class="node-body article-body">How well do you know the Code? Think you can spot violations the original installer either ignored or couldn’t identify? </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/whats-wrong-here/whats-wrong-here-hint-hidden-secret" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/whats-wrong-here/whats-wrong-here-hint-hidden-secret#comments What's Wrong Here? Silver Wed, 16 Jul 2014 20:32:00 +0000 49041 at http://ecmweb.com Illustrated Catastrophes: A True Flush-Mount Panel http://ecmweb.com/violations/illustrated-catastrophes-true-flush-mount-panel <div class="node-body article-body">A big “thank you!” goes out to Daniel Cortez, an electrical plan examiner/inspector from Collier County, Fla., for sharing these fantastic photos with us.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/violations/illustrated-catastrophes-true-flush-mount-panel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/violations/illustrated-catastrophes-true-flush-mount-panel#comments Violations Silver Wed, 16 Jul 2014 20:24:00 +0000 47921 at http://ecmweb.com Grounding and Bonding — Part 2 of 2 http://ecmweb.com/bonding-grounding/grounding-and-bonding-part-2-2 <div class="field-byline"> By Mike Holt, NEC Consultant </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Should you install equipment grounding conductors (EGCs)? Yes and no. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/bonding-grounding/grounding-and-bonding-part-2-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/bonding-grounding/grounding-and-bonding-part-2-2#comments Bonding & Grounding Code Basics Silver Wed, 16 Jul 2014 19:48:00 +0000 49021 at http://ecmweb.com Energy Management Systems and the NEC http://ecmweb.com/nec/energy-management-systems-and-nec <div class="field-byline"> By Mark Lamendola, Electrical Consultant </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Not that long ago, it took some doing to convince a building owner to pay for even low-cost energy-saving measures. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/nec/energy-management-systems-and-nec" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/nec/energy-management-systems-and-nec#comments Energy Efficiency NEC Silver Wed, 16 Jul 2014 17:09:00 +0000 48881 at http://ecmweb.com Stumped by the Code? Disconnects for Motors http://ecmweb.com/qa/stumped-code-disconnects-motors <div class="field-byline"> By Mike Holt, NEC Consultant </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Q. What is the NEC requirement for disconnects for a motor?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/qa/stumped-code-disconnects-motors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/qa/stumped-code-disconnects-motors#comments Q&A Silver Wed, 16 Jul 2014 16:31:00 +0000 49031 at http://ecmweb.com Code Quiz: Hubs and Service Masts http://ecmweb.com/quizzes/code-quiz-hubs-and-service-masts <div class="field-byline"> By Steven Owen, National Code Seminars </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When installing a rigid metal conduit that serves as a service mast, the hub installed as part of this system shall be __________.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/quizzes/code-quiz-hubs-and-service-masts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/quizzes/code-quiz-hubs-and-service-masts#comments Quizzes Silver Fri, 11 Jul 2014 01:55:00 +0000 48731 at http://ecmweb.com