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.

210.52Gb

 

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

New Product GFCI/AFCI outlet

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During my trip out on Black Friday I found a new product that should help solve some of the problems I have run into out in the field.  The product is a GFCI/AFCI receptacle outlet, both 15 and 20 ampere.  Thought this may help with the problems of, “How do I get AFCI protection there”.  Check out the link below to see this new outlet.

 

http://www.leviton.com/OA_HTML/SectionDisplay.jsp?section=76642

 

GFCI AFCI

 

Till next time be safe work safe

 

Jake

Replacement Kits for old panels

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Both Eaton and Square D have retro kits for replacing old panels.  Some of these kits are guts only or the whole panel fitting in an old small space.

See the attached link to Eaton retro kit, I will post the Square D one when I find it.

 

retro kit

 

Till next time be safe work safe.

 

Jake

Photo for the week of 11/6/2016

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Found this in Lake Worth.                              Service Change!!!