Moving Violations 271

Moving Violations Video No. 271: The Case of the Missing Bushing

Sept. 21, 2022
Russ shows us what can happen when you don’t protect conductor insulation from sharp edges.

In this video, Russ shows us what can happen when you don’t protect conductor insulation from sharp edges. These conductors were pulled through this metal fitting, which does not have an insulated bushing. The resulting scrapes and gouges on the conductor insulation could eventually lead to a short circuit. This is a direct violation of Sec. 300.4(G) of the 2020 NEC.

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Russ LeBlanc | Owner

Russ started in the electrical trade as an apprentice in 1985. He worked his way up to become a Journeyman Electrician and then eventually became a Master Electrician and Licensed Construction Supervisor. In 1999 Russ become an Electrical Instructor for The Peterson School of Engineering in Massachusetts where he developed his passion for teaching, and quickly became Department Head of Electrical Instruction. Russ has taught thousands of apprentices, electricians, engineers, inspectors, and other electrical professionals during his career as an instructor. He continues to provide electrical professionals with Electrical Code seminars, Arc-Flash Awareness training seminars and educational material through his LeBlanc Consulting Services in North Reading, MA whose specialty is educating electricians. He has been an active member of the NFPA Electrical Section and has authored hundreds of National Electrical Code proposals and comments which have become Code rules to improve the safety for the electrical industry. Russ is also an IAEI certified Electrical Inspector.

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