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NECA 111-2017, Standard for Installing Nonmetallic Raceways (RNC,ENT, LFNC) (ANSI)

Describes installation procedures for nonmetallic raceways of circular cross-section used for electrical power wire and cable, communications wiring, or fiber optic cables.

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NECA 305-2018, Standard for Installing Fire Alarm System Job Practices

This Standard describes practices for Installing, testing, and maintaining fire alarm systems. These job practices represent a minimum level of quality for fire alarm system installations.

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Code Question of the Daytextbook

  • Tuesday, July 16, 2019
    CQD: 7/16/2019

    Re: CQD answer published Tuesday, July 9, 2019 -Broken Light Pole

    1) My suggestion is to check safety codes of the city and state. I would strongly suggest she hit the utility where it hurts. In the pocketbook. The lady asking the question should question the city about whether the utility has adjusted the billing to the city since they are not providing the services they are billing for. Dave Goetz

    2) Mike (assuming you are still there), and the rest of the Charlie Trout team, thanks for your great service to the electrical industry. This is in response to Monday, July 8, 2019 answer. Yep, I am a utility guy. It is interesting to note that very large number of REMCs and municipal utilities are not covered by the National Electrical Safety Code nor are they controlled by the public service commission in their state. Most will follow the NESC but there may be no laws that require them to follow it. In addition, the electric utilities that are required to follow the NESC, their state may not adopt the current edition (The State of Indiana’s current adopted NESC is the 2002 edition). I have a hard time believing that any electric utility would be as unresponsive and callused as this one seems to be especially where public safety is concerned. I am not aware of any portion of the NESC that permits bare exposed live conductors to just be covered with a traffic cone and call it good. In my opinion, contact in order

        the outage/trouble department of the electric utility

        the underground line department

        the safety department

        call 911

        contact the public service commission in writing to file a formal complaint

    Calling 911 first is like attempting to use a sledge hammer to drive a tack. However, it may take a sledge hammer to get their attention. The first call should get their attention if the call is to the correct location in the company.

    Take Care, Charlie Eldridge

  • Monday, July 15, 2019
    CQD: 7/15/2019
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