The Inspector Perspective

We all have a unique perspective based upon our life experience. No two people have lived the same life and, therefore, do not have the same...

Why are you an IAEI member?

You attend great meetings? For opportunities to meet other inspectors? For networking? For excellent technical training opportunities? These are great reasons, but there may...

Article 310, Conductors for General Wiring

We have finally reached the portion of the code that deals with conductors. Conductors are used on every electrical installation, so naturally we have a...

What Do New Investors Really Need to Know?

If you are starting out as an investor, you might be feeling overwhelmed. After all, it seems like there is just so much to...

Energy Storage Systems

Energy storage has been in use for centuries, as evidenced by dams and the use of the stored water to drive mechanical devices associated with...

Tamper-Resistant Receptacles

In the last edition of this column, we reviewed the incredible receptacle and the standards requirements around these products. Well, I left out one...

Make Safety a Tradition

The fifteen days from December 22 through January 5 are the most dangerous of the year in terms of home Christmas tree structure fires,...

Holiday Lighting Requirements and the NEC

I was in a very nice restaurant the other evening, and I noticed something while pondering the electrical code that got me to thinking:...

Staying Relevant

We managed to survive the recession without increasing membership dues. Looking back, we managed to survive the recession that started back in 2007 by making tough operational changes over...

Working Safely with Electricity…for the Electrical Inspector?

Not too many years ago, I was conversing with a friend of mine, who is also an electrical inspector, about which codes and standards...