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.

 

220.12

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.

 

 

422.23a

Till next Time be safe work safe

 

Jake

We are not the only ones that make mistakes

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This one is from a job in WPB a few years back!

If you have a great picture you want to send.  Send me ones you take on the job with a brief description.

Please don’t send ones from the Web.  They may copy rights.

jleccemail@hotmail.com

Thanks

 

Jake

2014 Code Change 230.28 (B)

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This weeks Code change clarifies when you use the service mast as a drop support.  It can not be attached above a coupling if there are no supports above the coupling.  Whether it is above a roof as depicted in the slide below or attached to the side of a building.  If you use the mast for attachment then there has to be adequate mechanical strength to support the drop.

SMAR

 

Till next time be safe work safe

 

Jake

Photo of the week 3/18/2017

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They wondered why they failed!!!!!

 

Till next time be safe work safe

 

Jake

2014 Code Changes 200.4(B)

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This weeks change comes from Chapter 2, article 200.4(B) identifying neutral conductors.  This change is for all enclosures not just in a panelboard.  So when you run several circuits with neutral through a Junction box remember to identify them, so we know which circuit the serve.

 

 

200.4a

 

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Till the next time be safe work safe

 

Jake

Picture of the week 2/5/2017

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This service was presented to me by an owner builder.  The pipe with the rope is the utility.    How many violations can you spot?

 

 

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Scroll down for a closer look.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Till next time work safe be safe

 

Jake

Picture for this week 12/17/2016

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This one comes from Lake Worth.  This was just outside of a automotive spray booth.

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It was feeding a light!

2014 CODE CHANGE

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This weeks post is for a new 2014 Code change (December 2017 Adoption date).  Section 210.52 (G)

outlets in garages.  We will have to install one for each space, and they won’t be able to feed lights on

the outside of the garage.

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THIS IS A 2014 CODE CHANGE WHICH IS NOT IN USE AT THIS TIME. STATE OF FLORIDA IS LOOKING AT

DECEMBER OF 2017 TO ADOPT THIS CODE.

 

Till Next time be safe work safe and Merry Christmas!!!

 

Jake