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Monthly Archives: January 2014

CODE HUNTER — Protection, 2014 NEC

The Questions To play this game, you need a sharp eye, a quick mind and a 2014 National Electrical Code book. (Fill-in-the-blank questions are looking for...

Load Side PV Connections

Through the exceptional efforts of the members of NFPA NEC Code-Making Panel 4 working with the proposals and comments that were submitted for the...

A New Beginning… and Things Will Change

"This is a new year. A new beginning. And things will change.” Does this quote from Taylor Swift pertain to IAEI? Absolutely! Before I talk...

Solar Photovoltaic Rooftop Safety and Structural Issues Addressed in new SPE-900 Guideline

The popularity of solar photovoltaic rooftops has created a need for guidance on their installations, given many building codes in Canada do not address relevant photovoltaic...

Hazardous Location — How do we know that it actually is?

The experience of dealing with this subject demonstrates lots of inconsistencies among the designers, installers and regulators. And the issue relates not only to...

Articles 312 and 314

Our focus for this article will be 2011 NEC Articles 312 and 314. These two articles deal with similar subjects, so they have some...

Now that industrial GFCIs are here, inspectors have a proactive option for shock protection

UL Class A ground-fault circuit interrupters (GFCI) began to be required in kitchens, bathrooms and outdoor outlets in the early ’70s, and have saved many...

Financial Resolutions for the New Year

About 45% of Americans usually make New Year’s resolutions, according to a survey from the University of Scranton; but the same survey shows that...

“The Look of IAEI”

I am truly honored to be representing our Association for the next year as the international president. I can only hope that I can...

Vertical MC Cable Support in the 2014 NEC

The 2014 NEC has added language that affects only metal-clad (MC) cables with phase conductors 250 kcmil or larger. You may think of MC cable...
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