ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals
ECN Shout Chat
ShoutChat
Recent Posts
Al Hildenbrand - Minneapolis - obituary
by bcpappas - 02/02/23 08:01 PM
Violation?
by renosteinke - 01/27/23 09:52 PM
Does NEC 551.71 (F) apply to dwellings?
by BigB - 01/20/23 10:46 AM
Power submeter connections
by HotLine1 - 01/19/23 09:09 AM
New in the Gallery:
Burger King crown sillyness
Burger King crown sillyness
by wa2ise, December 11
240/208 to a house
240/208 to a house
by wa2ise, October 9
Who's Online Now
0 members (), 12 guests, and 11 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
#8121 03/08/02 02:56 PM
Joined: Feb 2001
Posts: 89
E
Member
Hello all

I am a maintenance electrician for a State University in Massachusetts.

This website and discussion forum are a great knowledge sharing resource that I visit daily.

Stay safe.

#8122 03/08/02 03:47 PM
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 2,749
Member
Welcome:

Do you have to follow the NEC and the Massachusetts Electrical Code amendments, and are the electrical installations at your university subject to electrical inspection by an electrical inspector at the state level, or from the local building department?


Joe Tedesco, NEC Consultant
#8123 03/08/02 10:17 PM
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 4,081
Likes: 3
Member
Hello,

Welcome! we're looking forward to your participation.

[Linked Image]
Bill


Bill
#8124 03/09/02 08:47 AM
Joined: Feb 2001
Posts: 89
E
Member
Niether. I always follow current NEC using MA ammendments. I also frequently use the NFPA, UL, ADA....

Here at the University nothing in-house gets inspected which has always seemed to me to be almost criminal. I spent 5 years in the maintenance electrical shop and about 6 years ago I became responsible for the computer room wiring (power, data, telecom, hvac) for a total of 11 years. I run my own show in the computer room as they realize the importance of their raised floor more and more as the days go by and also realize that the electric shop cannot be trusted to perform work in this critical environment. I've been told that the in house Professional Engineers are responsible for the work they stamp. Does this sound correct ? I never bought it and always wished that inspectors would become part of the process but this would slow everything down in an already sluggish environment.

My biggest frustration was working in the electric shop dealing with guys that have been protected by the state system for so long they have forgotten what goes on in the real world. The best move I ever made was moving over to the computer room side of the house.

I have often raised the question about inspections on in-house work and frequently got the cold shoulder from the electrical supervisor, whom by the way is the worst hack I have ever seen.....but he is protected by the state system. Very frustrating when you start to understand the scope of damage that this guy has allowed to pass as acceptable work. This was why I got out of the shop and moved on to bigger and better opportunities.

By the way, I know that my facility is not the only state buildings not being inspected. There are many others.

#8125 03/10/02 06:33 PM
Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 440
Likes: 3
Member
Welcome.

Regards,
Doc


The Watt Doctor
Altura Cogen
Channelview, TX

Link Copied to Clipboard
Featured:

Tools for Electricians
Tools for Electricians
 

* * * * * * *
2023 National Electrical Code (NEC)
2023 NEC Now Available!
 
* * * * * * *

2020 Master Electrician Exam Preparation Combos
2020 NEC Electrician
Exam Prep Combos:
Master / Journeyman

 

Member Spotlight
mxslick
mxslick
Atomic City, ID USA
Posts: 806
Joined: October 2004
Top Posters(30 Days)
BigB 4
triple 3
Popular Topics(Views)
303,014 Are you busy
232,124 Re: Forum
216,776 Need opinion
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5