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Guide to the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I – Section 12...

The Code is a comprehensive document. Sometimes it can seem quite daunting to quickly find the information you need. This series of articles provides a...

Copper-clad Aluminum Building Wire for Use in Residential Branch-Circuit Wiring,...

The Case of Snug Harbor Condominium, Amityville, NY. According to external documentation from April 16, 1976, from the Committee of Aluminum Conductors in Electrical Wiring...

Where Is Cu-Clad BCBW Currently in Use? Part Three

For a short period of only eight years nearly a ½ century ago clustered along the edges of a handful of fast-growing American metropolitan...

Copper Clad Aluminum Building Wire for Use in Residential Branch Circuit...

Back to the Future In Part One of copper-clad aluminum (Cu-Clad or CCA) building wire for Branch Circuit Wiring (BCBW), which was published in the...

Wiring Requirements in Hazardous Locations

One common way of minimizing possibilities of electrical wiring and equipment becoming an ignition source in hazardous (classified) locations is to locate the equipment...

An Approved Degree of Detail

I  AM FORTUNATE that I work for an AHJ that allows me to express myself so freely. I can write just about whatever I...

Aluminum Alloy Conductors: 45 Years of Reliable Installations

At two recent events, I was asked questions about aluminum conductors leading me to believe that an update to an article written for IAEI...

Updated Electrical Systems Help Facilities Financially

Classified government emails, breaking news broadcasts and 9-1-1 emergency phone calls—erased, unwatchable and unanswered. Crises are never expected, but they are preventable. Without proper...

Rules 4-004 and 12-2210 — Intricacies of Application

The Code users quite often express concerns on perceived inconsistency between these two Rules, particularly in light of the changes to Rule 4-004 for...

Code Hunter — Bending, 2014 NEC

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 the...
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