2017 National Electrical Code
A Special Message to Electricians: Saving an Electrical Industry in Decline
One solution to our industry’s dilemma is Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Installations performed by licensed electricians.
Service Disconnects: How Many and Where to Put Them. What’s New For 2020?
NEC Section 230.71. Six Switches or Circuit Breakers in One Enclosure
Since the 1937 edition of the NEC, the service disconnecting means used to isolate a building’s premises wiring from the utility provider’s conductors has been allowed to consist of as few as one, but as many as six switches or sets of circuit breakers.
A veteran electrician would tell you that requirement (or permission, depending on your perspective) means six throws of the hand can be used to control all power on the property. Our veteran electrician is correct – if there is one electrical service on the property.
Kitchen Island, Peninsular-Countertop, and Work Surface Receptacle Requirements
The 2020 National Electrical Code (NEC) has ushered in a brand-new method for determining the number of receptacle outlets required to serve island countertops; peninsular countertops; and work surfaces located in kitchens, pantries, breakfast rooms, dining rooms, and similar areas of a dwelling unit.
Splicing NM Cable in Walls and Other Concealed Spaces
If you are an electrical contractor that has ever wired a room addition, you will likely be familiar with this process.
Before ever attempting to provide an estimate, you must first determine how to get power from the home’s existing breaker panel to the new lighting and receptacle outlets in the addition. Bidding the individual outlets for the new addition is relatively easy, but bidding power to feed them can take some investigation and imagination.