Q&A http://ecmweb.com/taxonomy/term/6616/more en Stumped by the Code? Rules for Sizing Feeder Conductors http://ecmweb.com/qa/stumped-code-rules-sizing-feeder-conductors <div class="field-byline"> By Mike Holt, NEC Consultant </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Q. What is the Code rule for sizing feeder conductors, both ungrounded and neutral? Please show an example.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Influencer </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/qa/stumped-code-rules-sizing-feeder-conductors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/qa/stumped-code-rules-sizing-feeder-conductors#comments Q&A Silver Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:19:00 +0000 44791 at http://ecmweb.com Code Q&A: Equipment Grounding Conductor in PVC? http://ecmweb.com/qa/code-qa-equipment-grounding-conductor-pvc <div class="field-byline"> By Mike Holt, NEC Consultant </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Q. Is an equipment grounding conductor always required in a PVC raceway between the electric utility meter and service disconnect?</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Influencer </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/qa/code-qa-equipment-grounding-conductor-pvc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/qa/code-qa-equipment-grounding-conductor-pvc#comments Q&A Silver Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:49:00 +0000 44381 at http://ecmweb.com Code Q&A: Sizing Conductors for Single Motor http://ecmweb.com/qampa/code-qa-sizing-conductors-single-motor <div class="field-byline"> By Mike Holt, NEC Consultant </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Q. How do I size the conductors and protection device for a single motor?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/qampa/code-qa-sizing-conductors-single-motor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/qampa/code-qa-sizing-conductors-single-motor#comments Q&A Silver Thu, 20 Mar 2014 19:23:00 +0000 43381 at http://ecmweb.com Stumped by the Code? Rules for Securing and Supporting Raceways http://ecmweb.com/qampa/stumped-code-rules-securing-and-supporting-raceways <div class="field-byline"> By Mike Holt, NEC Consultant </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Q. What are the NEC rules for securing and supporting raceways? Specifically compare EMT, FMC, and PVC.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/qampa/stumped-code-rules-securing-and-supporting-raceways" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/qampa/stumped-code-rules-securing-and-supporting-raceways#comments Q&A Silver Wed, 19 Mar 2014 14:19:00 +0000 43261 at http://ecmweb.com Code Q&A: Smallest Approved Conductor http://ecmweb.com/qampa/code-qa-smallest-approved-conductor <div class="field-byline"> By Mike Holt, NEC Consultant </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Q. What is the smallest conductor allowed by the NEC for branch circuits?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/qampa/code-qa-smallest-approved-conductor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/qampa/code-qa-smallest-approved-conductor#comments Q&A Silver Thu, 06 Mar 2014 20:31:00 +0000 42421 at http://ecmweb.com Code Q&A: Options Inside the Panel http://ecmweb.com/qampa/code-qa-options-inside-panel <div class="field-byline"> By Mike Holt, NEC Consultant </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Q. Can I make splices, taps, or install feed-through conductors in a panel?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/qampa/code-qa-options-inside-panel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/qampa/code-qa-options-inside-panel#comments Q&A Silver Thu, 20 Feb 2014 21:48:00 +0000 41801 at http://ecmweb.com Stumped by the Code? Types of Equipment Grounding Conductors Allowed by the NEC http://ecmweb.com/qampa/stumped-code-types-equipment-grounding-conductors-allowed-nec <div class="field-byline"> By Mike Holt, NEC Consultant </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Q. What types of equipment grounding conductors does the NEC allow?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/qampa/stumped-code-types-equipment-grounding-conductors-allowed-nec" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/qampa/stumped-code-types-equipment-grounding-conductors-allowed-nec#comments Q&A Silver Tue, 18 Feb 2014 21:47:00 +0000 41521 at http://ecmweb.com Code Q&A: Minimum Cover Requirements http://ecmweb.com/qampa/code-qa-minimum-cover-requirements <div class="field-byline"> By Mike Holt, NEC Consultant </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Q. What are the minimum cover requirements for PVC and USE cable in commercial occupancies?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/qampa/code-qa-minimum-cover-requirements" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/qampa/code-qa-minimum-cover-requirements#comments Q&A Silver Thu, 06 Feb 2014 17:57:00 +0000 41031 at http://ecmweb.com Code Q&A: Sizing EGC for Feeder Taps http://ecmweb.com/qampa/code-qa-sizing-egc-feeder-taps <div class="field-byline"> By Mike Holt, NEC Consultant </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Q.</strong> What is the Code rule for sizing the equipment grounding conductor for feeder taps, and can you give me an example?</p> <p align="left"><strong>A.</strong> Equipment grounding conductors for feeder taps must be sized in accordance with Table 250.122, based on the ampere rating of the overcurrent device ahead of the feeder. In no case is it required to be larger than the feeder tap conductors [250.122(G)].</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/qampa/code-qa-sizing-egc-feeder-taps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/qampa/code-qa-sizing-egc-feeder-taps#comments Q&A Silver Thu, 23 Jan 2014 20:33:00 +0000 40461 at http://ecmweb.com Stumped by the Code? Identifying a Class I Hazardous (Classified) Location http://ecmweb.com/qampa/stumped-code-identifying-class-i-hazardous-classified-location <div class="field-byline"> By Mike Holt, NEC Consultant </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Q. What is a Class I hazardous (classified) location? </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/qampa/stumped-code-identifying-class-i-hazardous-classified-location" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/qampa/stumped-code-identifying-class-i-hazardous-classified-location#comments Q&A Silver Mon, 20 Jan 2014 16:36:00 +0000 40241 at http://ecmweb.com