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Monthly Archives: November 2012

PV Systems in Unusual Locations, To Inspect or Not?

In the normal workday, inspectors may drive pass numerous PV systems that are not located on a dwelling or a commercial building and are...

Relevance

Due to new technology, social networking and competition, individuals have many options as to where and from whom they can obtain information. Consequently, associations,...

Selection of conductors – do we have a problem with this?

Apparently, we do. However, there is no reason to generalize this problem. Although there might be problems (or rather challenges) for the code users...

The Slash-Rated Breaker and Shared Neutral Applications

Think back one or maybe more years ago when you had to assemble that latest purchase in front of the Christmas tree; picture the...

UL Certifies First Stand-Alone Replacement LED Tube

Question  Does UL List (certify) stand-alone LED (light emitting diode) tubes for direct replacement of fluorescent tubes in fluorescent luminaires? Answer Yes, recently UL has certified (Listed)...

Are Type AC and Type MC cables considered pre-wired raceways?

Question Is the definition of a raceway applicable to Type AC cable and Type MC cable since these wiring methods are factory assembled with insulated...

Are there any practical guidelines available to installers and the enforement community with regards...

Question A continuous load is defined as "a load where the maximum current is expected to continue for 3 hours or more.” Are there any...

Canadian Electrical Code Appendix B

Many of the Canadian Electrical Code rules display a note, "See Appendix B.” Appendix B provides important information on interpreting and applying the rules....

Grain Elevator Safety

What’s tall, holds some dusty stuff, and at times can go boom? You guessed it, grain elevators. This just may be a topic you...

Article 230, Services

Article 230 is in some ways the genesis of the electrical system, meaning that it is very often the starting point of the electrical...
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