I had the privilege of being the guest speaker at a recent contractors meeting, and to my surprise, I was asked an unusual question by a well-known local contractor during the question-and-answer period.
Here's the fourth part of a series reviewing the most popular questions that have appeared in NECA’s online Code Question of the Day and have generated the most comments from subscribers. All answers are updated to comply with the 2008 National Electrical Code (NEC).
Emergency circuits are installed in patient bed locations in general care and critical care areas in hospitals to ensure power is available to electrical equipment even where normal power is lost for some reason.
This is the third article of the series reviewing the most popular questions that have appeared in NECA’s online Code Question of the Day and have generated the most comments from subscribers. All answers have been updated to comply with the 2008 National Electrical Code (NEC).
Many installations have exposed raceways and electrical equipment of all kinds on rooftops, walls and other direct sunlight applications, since this has been a common installation method for many years.
When instructing workshops for electricians, I have found that some of the participants get very confused about how the National Electrical Code (NEC) addresses the rounding up or rounding down of the size of an overcurrent protection device (OCPD) to allow a motor to start and accelerate its drive
For many years, the audibility and intelligibility of fire alarm signals were ignored. Traditionally, a contractor or designer would put one audible/visible appliance above each manual fire alarm box (pull station) and maybe one or two more in the hallway.
Certain changes to the National electrical Code (NEC) take more than a single cycle to accomplish due to the complexity of the issues, changes that may involve more than one NFPA committee, changes that involve more than one NEC panel, changes where another NFPA committee and an NEC panel are involv
Article 300 Wiring Methods; Article 310 Conductors for General Wiring; Article 410 Luminaires, Lampholders, and Lamps; Article 440 Air-Conditioning and Refrigerating Equipment; Article 517 Health Care Facilities; Article 680 Swimming Pools, Fountains, and Similar Installations; Article 700 Emergency
Article 338 of the National Electrical Code (NEC) covers the use, installation and construction specifications of service-entrance (SE) cable. Electricians commonly use these cables for service conductors and for feeders and branch circuits in residential and small commercial installations.
An electrician asked me a very interesting question concerning the sizing of a junction or pull box and the difference between the two. They are basically the same. Electricians use junction and pull boxes as access points for pulling and feeding conductors through raceway systems.
In the decades since the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission determined that electrical fires are disproportionately frequent in homes more than 40 years old, a generation of houses has aged into the danger zone.