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Monthly Archives: July 2007

Continuous Currents through Curious Cables

When inspectors see a photovoltaic (PV) power system for the first time, they will usually be faced with a type of wiring method not...

Electric Shock Drowning

Yachts moored in a marina and connected to shore power present a unique electrical safety hazard which may be as lethal as the proverbial...

Calculated Demand and Underground Ampacities

Synopsis The main thrust of this article is to establish that Section 8 of the Canadian Electrical Code Part I does not have adequate rules...

Summer Camping Electrical Safety

As the season of sun comes upon us, many folks will be planning their summer vacations. To enjoy the freedom of adventure and flexibility,...

Illegal Multi-Family Dwelling

Connecticut had experienced unseasonably warm weather for the months of November, December and January, with days reaching into the sixties, but by February, winter...

A Swimming Pool Is Just a Big Bathtub, Isn’t It?

The answer to this question is yes and no. That sounds like an answer from an inspector, doesn’t it? Yes, it is just a...

Isolated Power Systems in Health Care Facilities

Grounded Systems Generally Required Photo 1. Health Care Facility Room Generally, electrical systems used in power distribution systems for premises wiring are required to be grounded....

To Build Wealth, Look at Both Sides of the Balance Sheet

At a recent golf tournament for the construction industry, I spoke with a gentleman about a once very successful contractor who is no longer...

What are you paying for electricity? Part 3, Commercial Electric Rates

To protect your and your company’s wallets, it is very important to understand the rates for which you are being charged for electricity. In...

IAEI and the NEC Code-Making Panels

Now that the cycle for the 2008 edition of the National Electrical Code is almost complete, IAEI must begin planning for the next cycle....
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