- Product # 071331
- Type Spiral-Bound Paperback
- ISBN 978-1-60085-334-0
- Published Date 2010
- Dimensions 8 1/2 x 11
- Pages 32
- Drawings 100
About the Author
Redwood Kardon, who devised and wrote the first Code Check, is a former electrician and building inspector for the city of Oakland, CA. Coauthor Douglas Hansen is a general contractor and certified combination inspector with over 30 years of field experience. Both authors present seminars and classes nationwide on a wide variety of building topics. Paddy Morrissey, former senior illustrator of CornerHardware.com, has been the sole illustrator for the Code Check series since its inception.
- Table of Contents
Introduction, Codes, Abbreviations
Glossary of Electrical Terms
Working Space, Separate Buildings, Temporary Wiring, Underground Wiring
Multiwire Circuits, AFCIs, Boxes
GFCIs, Branch Circuits and Outlets
Switches, Lighting, Appliances
Cables, Voltage Drop
Raceways, Conduit Fill
Pools and Spas
Code Check Electrical is a field guide to common code issues in residential electrical installations. It is based on the 2011 National Electrical Code -- the most widely used electrical code in the United States -- and the 2009 International Residential Code. Before beginning any electrical project, check with your local building department. In addition to a model code, special rules from utility companies and energy codes could also apply.
Each code line in Code Check Electrical references the two codes named above. Many building jurisdictions use older versions of the codes. Because the 2009 IRC is derived from the 2008 NEC, you could essentially use the IRC column if your local area is still using the 2008 NEC. We have also highlighted the more significant changes in these last two code editions, and those changes are summarized in a list on the inside back cover.
In places where the IRC does not reference a particular rule, the NEC rule might still apply, even where the IRC code is adopted. The IRC states that items not specifically mentioned in that code should comply with the NEC. This is particularly true for issues such as old wiring, outside feeders, and photovoltaics, which are not covered at all in the IRC.