Florida Building Code Residential Electrical Code

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This weeks post comes from the Florida Building Code Residential Electrical code from Chapters 34 through 45.  Inside each chapter they have given us some of the best illustrations that I’ve seen. So every now and then I will pull up one or two to show you.  This one shows the clearances from overhead services to platforms , widows and  the like.  A good illustration on what the code implies (230.9).

Service clearances

Till next time be safe work safe

Jake

Picture of the week 6/10/17

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This one comes to us from Howard B.  He tells me that we have to keep an eye on the new helpers.

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If you see it send it.

Till next time be safe work safe and keep an eye out for those great pictures.

Jake

2014 Code Change 250.68 (C)(2)

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This weeks change allows us to use the steel frame of a building in place of running a conductor all around a building.   Bonding each item that needs to be bonded into part of the Grounding Electrode system.  Such as the case of the electrical service on one side of the building and the cold water service on the other.

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Till next time be safe work safe

Jake

Picture for this week 5/28/17

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This one comes from Nate in WPB.

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Yes a fan was hanging from this.

Have a safe Memorial Day.

Till next time work safe be safe

Jake

Picture of the Week 5/14/17

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Nice box!!!!!!!!  Not only was there no box but they use NM cable this was in a Hotel Lobby.

Till next time be safe…….

 

Jake

2014 Code Change 250.68(C)(3) Grounding Electrode Connection

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In the 2014 NEC they are going to allow us to extend the connection from Grounding Electrode (concrete encased electrode)

into a wall or above grade. In the past we could only have the conductor from the rebar extending out from the concrete

encasement, now we can have the rebar extend out from the encasement for a connection.  So this will work when the

town or city will not let you make this connection in the meter can, and you have a main breakers panel as your first means

of disconnect, you bond the neutral to this electrode in the wall near the panel if needed.  As you can see in the picture on the

right the connection has to be accessible.

 

Till next time be safe work safe.

 

Jake

I don’t know it may be a little close to the ground.

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Picture of the week

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220.12 Electrical Code meets the Energy Code

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Section 220.12 the Lighting load for listed occupancies has a new exception.  It allows us to use the lighting

demands from the energy code as long as they meet the requirements of the exception.

 

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Till next time be safe work safe

 

Jake

Remote Controlled receptacle

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This picture give a whole new meaning to a cut in box or should I say a cut in extension.

 

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This was sent to me by Mike Y of Lake Worth.

 

Thanks Mike

 

Jake

2014 Code Change 422.23 and 422.5

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I’m not sure how we are going to make the GFCI protective device readily accessible at a gas station, would that be to the consumer or the gas station owner.

This is a new change and its not out line considering the condition of some of this equipment.  Maybe the manufactures will start incorporating these devices into

the equipment.

 

 

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Till next Time be safe work safe

 

Jake