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Code Change of the Week

  • Some changes aren’t always better.September 16, 2017, 9:33 am

    This Table from the Florida Building Code has been removed, and replaced by the new calculation using 83% for residential services.  Just as they did in the NEC the FBC removed an easier way to size residential conductors and overcurrent devices by replacing it with a calculation.  All changes aren’t necessarily better.  The table shown […]

  • Florida Building Code Residential Clearances above roofs.August 27, 2017, 8:34 am

    Ever wonder when you put that service mast above the roof how far from the edge can it be or how high off the roof does it has to be.  This weeks post comes from the Florida Building Code Residential it is a graphic that will help you understand this section.  This section E3604.2.1 is […]

  • Identifying neutral conductors grouped in a panelboard or enclosureAugust 13, 2017, 10:51 am

       This weeks 2014 Code change comes from section 200.4(B) which deals with neutrals grouped in panelboards or enclosures.  Then identifying them so that you don’t mistakenly disconnect the wrong one and send an over or under voltage  to a piece of equipment and possibly burn it up.  This section requires us to identify the […]