National Electrical Installation Standards

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What are NEIS? National Electrical Installation Standards (NEIS) are the first and only quality and performance standards for electrical construction. They go beyond the minimum safety requirements of the National Electrical Code (NEC) to define what is meant by installing electrical products and systems in a “neat and workmanlike manner.”

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NECA 202-2013 Standard for Installing and Maintaining Industrial Heat Tracing Systems (ANSI)

This standard describes procedures for the installation, testing, and documentation of electrical freeze protection and process heat tracing systems. Heat tracing cable types covered by this publication include: self-regulating, constant wattage, and zone heating cables and mineral insulated (MI) heating cables.NECA 202 is approved as an American National Standard (ANSI).
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NECA605

NECA/NEMA 605-2005, Recommended Practice for Installing Underground Nonmetallic Utility Duct (ANSI)

Describes the installation, shipping, and handling of underground single bore nonmetallic duct for power, lighting, signaling, and communications applications. Developed jointly with the National Electrical Manufacturers Association, NECA/NEMA 605 is approved as an American National Standard (ANS).

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Find the major provisions of electrical code, enforcement, and contractor/electrician licensing requirements for each state in the U.S. It is based upon information supplied by NECA Chapters.

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  • Wednesday, November 26, 2014
    CQD: 11/26/2014

    Re: CQD Answer Published Monday, November 17, 2014

    The "IT'S NOT MY JOB" grounding electrode problem.

    The Architect doesn't note on his plan that the foundation contractor must provide an accessible rebar stub-out of the concrete foundation for use as a CEE (concrete encased electrode).

    The plan-checker doesn't make it clear to the plan submitter that an accessible connection IS required and must be noted on the plan, so that the builder makes certain that the rebar is available without compromising the integrity of the foundation by chipping away on it with a Demo-hammer.

    The Electrical Contractor doesn't bother to add the requirement to their bid notes to bring it to the attention of the builder.

    The GC, if separate from the foundation contractor, also doesn't make the requirement.

    The foundation inspector doesn't make it clear to the builder that this connection IS required, so that the builder makes certain that the rebar is available without compromising the integrity of the foundation.  No rebar?  No concrete pour!

    The foundation contractor doesn't bother on his own to provide a, what, $5 rebar stub-out?  A whole couple feet of rebar "L" with 6 inches accessible outside the concrete ?

    The built-in, house-surrounding, grounding electrode with as low a resistance to earth as you are going to get, and nearly free to boot, made difficult or impossible because of the above - Pathetic.

    Scott Cline

  • Tuesday, November 25, 2014
    CQD: 11/25/2014
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