Article 424: Fixed Electric Space-Heating Equipment

Article 424: Fixed Electric Space-Heating Equipment

How the NEC keeps fixed electric space heaters from being fire hazards

A portable space heater for consumers typically comes with a small instruction manual that says not to do things like place the heater next to combustibles. Other than that, these items just plug into a standard wall receptacle.

But it’s a very different process to apply the eight pages of Art. 424 requirements for fixed electrical space heaters. It helps to know how Art. 424 is organized (see

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