Codes & Standards

 

Essential to the work of the electrical contractor is knowledge of the National Electrical Code, the National Electrical Installation Standards and additional standards and codes administered by the National Fire Protection Association, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and others. Here is a list of all our articles on codes and standards listed chronologically by issue date. 

Jim Dollard has an extensive background in codes and standards. If you have a query about the National Electrical Code (NEC), Jim will help you solve it. Questions can be sent to codefaqs@gmail.com. Answers are based on the 2014 NEC.
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Selecting the correct size conductor is not difficult, but it involves more than selecting a conductor based solely on the ampacity shown in Table 310.15(B)(16) in the National Electrical Code (NEC).

The concept of modular data centers (MDCs) originated about six or seven years ago as a portable method of delivering information technology data center capacity without the high cost and long construction time.

Grounding electrode conductor connections are an important part of any electrical safety system. These connections ensure the path to ground through any of the grounding electrodes identified in Section 250.52(A).

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Installing Outlet Boxes with Lighting Fixtures
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Call me old-fashioned, but I have long held the opinion that, in a dwelling unit, an outlet box must be installed wherever a lighting fixture is to be installed.

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Article 370 - Pull and Junction Boxes
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CODE CITATIONS Article 110—Requirements for Electrical Installations Article 230—Services Article 310—Conductors for General Wiring Article 400—Flexible Cords and Cables Article 422—Appliances Article 695—Fire Pumps

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Temperature Limitations of Connections Must Not Be Exceeded
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The temperature rating associated with the ampacity of a conductor must be selected and coordinated so that the lowest temperature rating of any conductor, equipment termination, or electrical device is not exceeded.

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Installing Transformers in Special Situations
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The column this month will cover questions about transformer installations that were the subject of concern to subscribers to NECA’s on-line “Code Question of the Day.” All answers are based on the current 1999 edition of the National Electrical Code (NEC); however, beginning with this month’s colum

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Article 370 - Pull and Junction Boxes
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370-28 Pull and Junction Boxes

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