Utility Room Blues

Utility Room Blues

Interpreting the intent of the National Electrical Code

All references are based on the 2014 edition of the NEC.

Imagine if you were called to troubleshoot this oil-fired heating system and found there were no lights installed in this utility room. It would be very difficult to do, and could even be downright dangerous. Yet, this installation could be Code-compliant if this appliance was installed in a commercial building or some other non-dwelling occupancy. How can this be?

NEC - utility rooms

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