Charlie Trout

Code Contributor

Charlie Trout answers the Code Question of the Day on the NECA Web site. He can be reached at 352.726.6564.

Articles by Charlie Trout

December 2013
Charlie Trout, author of Code FAQs and Code Question of the Day, has retired. Enjoy these highlights from his past responses. Sealing conduit that passes into refrigerated room
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  • GFCI protection at in-ground swimming pool

November 2013
Charlie Trout, author of Code FAQs and Code Question of the Day, has retired. 
For the rest of 2013, enjoy these snippets from his daily responses.
 Calculating conductors and breakers
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  • Service panel makeup

October 2013
Charlie Trout, author of Code FAQs and Code Question of the Day, has retired. 
For the rest of 2013, enjoy these snippets from his daily responses.
 Follow specs or nameplate?
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September 2013
Editor’s note: Charlie Trout is moving on to retirement. This edition of Code FAQs will be the last collection of questions and answers he will provide. For the next few months, tune in for a “best of” series of Code Questions of the Day by Charlie. A new writer will be introduced in January. READ MORE
August 2013
If you have a problem related to the National Electrical Code (NEC), are experiencing difficulty in understanding a Code requirement, or are wondering why or if such a requirement exists, ask Charlie, and he will let the Code decide. Questions can be sent to codefaqs@earthlink.net. Answers are based on the 2011 NEC.
 Grounding well casings
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July 2013
If you have a problem related to the National Electrical Code (NEC), are experiencing difficulty in understanding a Code requirement, or are wondering why or if such a requirement exists, send in your questions and we will let the Code decide. Questions can be sent to codefaqs@earthlink.net. Answers are based on the 2011 NEC. READ MORE
June 2013
If you have a problem related to the National Electrical Code (NEC), are experiencing difficulty in understanding a Code requirement, or are wondering why or if such a requirement exists, ask Charlie, and he will let the Code decide. Questions can be sent to codefaqs@earthlink.net. Answers are based on the 2011 NEC.
 The purpose of overcurrent protection
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May 2013
If you have a problem related to the National Electrical Code (NEC), are experiencing difficulty in understanding a Code requirement, or are wondering why or if such a requirement exists, ask Charlie, and he will let the Code decide. Questions can be sent to codefaqs@earthlink.net. Answers are based on the 2011 NEC.
 Connecting the grounding 
electrode conductor
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April 2013
If you have a problem related to the National Electrical Code (NEC), are experiencing difficulty in understanding a Code requirement, or are wondering why or if such a requirement exists, ask Charlie, and he will let the Code decide. Questions can be sent to codefaqs@earthlink.net. Answers are based on the 2011 NEC.
 Considering voltage drop
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