Wiring Methods and Materials
Grounding Electrodes – to be or not to be? 2017 NEC 250.52(B)(3)
Prior to 2017, only two items were prohibited for use as grounding electrodes, underground gas piping and aluminum. For 2017, another item has been added to the list of prohibited items. For the 2017 NEC Code cycle, the structures as well as steel reinforcement materials that pertain to swimming pools have been added to the list found in 250.52(B)(3) of components that are prohibited from being used as grounding electrodes for an electrical system.Read Article
Required Receptacle Outlets for Meeting Rooms – 2017 NEC 210.17
The 2017 NEC now requires meeting rooms measuring 1,000 square feet or less to be equipped with 125-volt 15 or 20 ampere receptacles. This new requirement will help serve today’s trend that requires we travel with a myriad of electronic devices to meet our daily personal and business needs.
This new Code-reference, 210.71 Meeting Rooms, is found in Article 210 Branch Circuits, Part III. Required Outlets, and is only applicable to meeting rooms or areas measuring 1,000 square feet or less. The qualifying room or area is to be determined by measuring wall-to-wall space, as well as space created using movable partitions.
Understanding Class 1, 2, and 3 Circuits: What Electricians Need to Know
NEC Article 725 is dedicated to specialized circuitry, different from standard power and lighting circuits. The limited power and voltage of these circuits is what makes them a separate and specialized wiring method.
Type MC and Type EMT Wiring Methods
The wire of choice for feeders and branch circuits in residential locations is Type NM, non-metallic sheathed cable. It is inexpensive, quick and easy to use, and requires a minimum of tools. But its use is prohibited in sensitive locations, so for industrial, commercial, and even some residential locations, electrical […]
Securing & Supporting Cables & Raceways Part Two | JADE Learning
The requirements for securing and supporting are similar in intent, but there are differences. Securing is done by installing a mechanical means of attachment to the cable and attaching it to a stationary structural member so the cable does not move. This will prevent the cable or conduit from becoming loose and pulling away from a box or fitting. Support requires a mechanical means to prevent the cable from sagging or drooping which may cause damage to the cable and create a hazard. A cable may remain loose while its support is maintained.