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Monthly Archives: March 2006

PV Plan Check

Electrical inspectors and electrical permitting personnel are seeing increasing numbers of photovoltaic (PV) power systems, both at the permitting stage and at the initial...

Isolated Grounding Receptacle Circuits – Got Clean Grounds or Dirty Grounds?

Clean power is the objective, but what about noise on the equipment grounding conductor and other grounding paths? How "clean” is your isolated (insulated)...

Ground Rod Electrodes – What You Need to Know

There are several misconceptions with interpretation of the National Electrical Code as it relates to ground rod electrode compliance. The section of the NEC...

New Orleans: An Inspector’s First Impression

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but a thousand pictures could not have prepared me for the devastation I would see...

CEC Method of Grounding

It goes without saying that correct grounding is vital to minimizing the risks of electrical fire or explosion and risks to personal safety. This...

Inspecting an Automotive Service Lift

Your day starts with an early morning phone call: "Hi, This is Phil’s Auto Repair on Chestnut Street. What information do you need to...

Taking Time Out from Investing Can Be Costly

The life of a contractor requires taking breaks from time to time. Each day it is critical to take a one-hour break to get...

The 2007 NESC – Part 1

The Revision Cycle The National Electrical Safety Code® (NESC®) is presently being revised on a five-year cycle. The 2007 edition will be published and available...

Emergency systems in the CE Code – food for thought and discussion

Section 46 of the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I governs installation, operation and maintenance of emergency systems. However, the scope of this section might...

Is it permitted to paint the face of a receptacle to match the paint...

Question: Painting receptacles Is it permitted to paint the face of a receptacle to match the paint in a room? Does painting the face of...
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