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National Electrical Code
Summary: The National Electrical Code, also known as the NEC, is a United States standard for the safe installation of electrical wiring and equipment.
The National Electrical Code for Safe Home Electrical Wiring Methods
What is the National Electrical Code
The NEC is part of the National Fire Codes series published by the National Fire Protection Association and is also known as NFPA 70.
The NEC is commonly adopted by state or local law, as well as in many jurisdictions outside of the United States.
The NEC is updated and published every three years.
The 2014 Code is the most recent edition of the National Electrical Code.
Most states adopt the most recent edition within a couple of years of its publication.
As with any "uniform" code, a few jurisdictions regularly omit or modify some sections, or add their own requirements (sometimes based upon earlier versions of the NEC, or locally accepted practices).
It is in the best interest for all locations and jurisdictions, city and state building departments to adopt and enforce building codes that specify standards and practices for electrical systems to maintain safe wiring codes to maintain safe dwellings and environments for occupants.
The Safest Way to Test Electrical Devices and Identify Electric Wires!The Non-Contact Electrical Tester
This is a testing tool that I have had in my personal electrical tool pouch for years, and is the first test tool I grab to help identify electrical wiring. It is a Non-contact tester that I use to easily Detect Voltage in Cables, Cords, Circuit Breakers, Lighting Fixtures, Switches, Outlets and Wires. Simply insert the end of the tester into an outlet, lamp socket, or hold the end of the tester against the wire you wish to test. Very handy and easy to use.
The Quickest Way to Check for Faulty Electrical Wiring!The Plug-In Outlet Tester
This is the first tool I grab to troubleshoot a problem with outlet circuit wiring. This popular tester is also used by most inspectors to test for power and check the polarity of circuit wiring.
It detects probable improper wiring conditions in standard 110-125 VAC outlets Provides 6 probable wiring conditions that are quick and easy to read for ultimate efficiency Lights indicate if wiring is correct and indicator light chart is included Tests standard 3-wire outlets UL Listed Light indicates if wiring is incorrect Very handy and easy to use.
Strip Off Wire Insulation without Nicking and Damaging the Electric Wire!The Wire Stripper and Wire Cutter
My absolute favorite wire stripping tool that I have had in my personal electrical tool pouch for years, and this is the tool I use to safely strip electrical wires.
This handy tool has multiple uses:
The wire gauges are shown on the side of the tool so you know which slot to use for stripping insulation.
The end of the tool can be used to grip and bend wire which is handy for attaching wire onto the screw terminals of switches and outlets..
The wire stripper will work on both solid and stranded wire. This tool is Very Handy and Easy to Use.