‘Tell Them What They've Won…’

Using the 2008 NEC, correctly identify the Code violation(s) in this month's photo — in 200 words or less — and you could win something to put in your tool-box. E-mail your response to electrical.group@penton.com, and we'll select three winners (excluding manufacturers and prior winners) at random from the correct submissions. Winners will receive a set of insulated hand tools from Ideal Industries, Inc., valued at more than $125.* The set includes 9.25-in. insulated side-cutting pliers, 10-in. insulated tongue-and-groove pliers, and a 0.25-in. × 6-in. insulated screwdriver. (* Please allow six to eight weeks for delivery of tools.)

June Winner

Our three winners this month were: Danny Batten, electrician, East Central Tech College, Nicholls, Ga.; Andrew H. “Drew” Brejda, senior electrical engineer, National Security Agency, Fort Gordon, Ga.; and Greg Eyer, facility/lab manager, ABC Training Trust, San Diego. Here are a few of the Code violations these three associated with the disappearing overhead service-drop conductors.

  • Overhead service-drop conductor clearances above roofs shall comply with the requirements of 230.24(A).

  • The point of attachment of overhead service-drop conductors to a building shall provide the minimum clearances shown in 230.9 and 230.24.

  • Overhead service-drop conductors shall be attached to buildings or other structures by fittings identified for this use. (230.27)

  • As per 230.54, “Service raceways shall be equipped with a service head at the point of connection to service-drop conductors. The service head shall comply with the requirement for fittings in 314.15.”