Archive for category: Code change of the week

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

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

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

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

Code Change missed.

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This weeks Code change comes from section 210.52(E)(3) outlets on Balconies, porches, or decks.  In the 2008 Code it was required to be at 20 square feet before requiring an outlet on a balcony, porch or a deck.  In the 2011 NEC they took out the 20 square foot requirement and now mandate an outlet on any size balcony, porch or deck.

 

21052E3

 

Till next time be safe

 

Jake

110.21 (B) Field-applied Hazard Markings.

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This weeks change is for field-marking our equipment out in the field.  Information that could change can be hand written based on the exception to (B)(2).  So the AIC rating or Arc Flash information that could change on a label can be hand written.  See the label below.

 

 

110.21(B) label 2014

 

Till next time work safe be safe

 

Jake

New Code Section 210.17 Electric Vehicle Chargers

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This is a new requirement, but only in the 2014 Code. 

21017a

 

21017c

 

Till next time be safe work safe

 

Jake

210.8 GFCI protection 7/31/2016

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On 7/10 I did a piece showing the new GFCI requirements from the 2014 Code.  On 7/20 I watched a Webinar with NFPA and found that in the 2017 NEC it places an exemption on a Code requirement that was new in the 2014 Code.  It stated  in the 2014 NEC that around kitchen sinks it would be a requirement to have GFCI protection within 6’ of the sinks edge on all 125 volt 15 and 20 ampere receptacles.  Then in the Webinar they exempted the garbage disposal outlet from needing this protection.  I’m still waiting to see the published edition of the 2017 NEC, but I am sure that they would not have made a statement about the garbage disposal if they hadn’t exempted it in the new edition of the Code.  Dishwasher are still going to be required to be GFCI protected in the 2014 and the 2017 NEC. 

Till next time

Check your circuits before working on them.

Jake

2014 Code Change 210.12(A) 7/17/2016

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This weeks Code change is in the Arc fault section of 210.  New additions to the places Arc Faults will be required.

 210.12a

210.12b

Till next time work safe be safe

 

Jake

2014 Code Changes GFCI Protection Dwelling Unit 210.8

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This is a Code change from section 210.8.  This particular change is for dwelling units.  New and revised parts of this Code have made more GFCI protection mandatory.

210.8a

210.8b

210.8c

210.8d

These are all part of the 2014 Code changes and not part of the Code in place at this time in Florida.  Florida is still

under the 2011 NEC.

 

Till next time work safe be safe

 

Jake