Codes & Standards
Code Conundrum September 2018 • Ray Yousef
By Ray Yousef
By Ray Yousef
September 27, 2018 — Tackle September’s Code Conundrum…if you dare!
Where is it permitted to install electrical non-metallic tubing (ENT)?
a) Underground with mechanical protection
b) Behind drywall
c) On building surfaces
d) All of the above
Except for receptacles located in bathrooms or washrooms, all 15 A and 20 A non-locking receptacles in a patient care area are required to be hospital-grade.
For a retail store, the calculated load for service or feeder conductors shall be based on a basic load of ________ W/m2 of the area of the building, plus other special lighting equipment, heating and air-conditioning loads.
Answers to this month’s questions will appear in October’s Electrical Business. Meantime, here are the answers to the July/August Code Conundrum!
The interior of a storage tank that is vented to atmosphere and contains flammable liquids stored above their flashpoint is typically classified as:
a) Zone 0. Rule 18-006, Appendix B, CE Code 2018.
Permanent climbing steps shall be provided where it is necessary to climb an outdoor floodlighting pole to replace lamps. The lowest step shall not be less than ___ above locations accessible to unauthorized persons.
d) 3.7 m. Rule 30-1030, CE Code 2018.
Fire alarm system conductors are permitted to be installed in electrical non-metallic tubing (ENT) only when embedded in at least 50 mm of masonry or poured concrete.
a) True. Rule 32-102(1)(d), CE Code 2018.
How did YOU do?
3/3 = Master Electrician
2/3 = Journeyman
1/3 = Apprentice
0/3 = Bricklayer?!?
This article originally appeared in the September 2018 issue of Electrical Business Magazine.