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Listen as Nationally Recognized Electrical Code Experts interpret and explain in technical detail the various chapters, sections, parts and line items of the National Electrical Code.

Master The NEC


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    Let's Ask Paul | Episode 28 | Are metal plates or sleeves required for MC Cable in Metal Studs?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 30:24

    Join Paul Abernathy, CEO and Founder of Electrical Code Academy, Inc. as he answers a question submitted to Let's Ask Paul through the portal at www.PaulAbernathy.com. In this episode, Paul answers the question on metal nail plates or sleeves to protect the metal-clad cable in metal framing members. You may be shocked at what the NEC says and the history behind it.

    Let's Ask Paul | Episode 27 | Understanding Receptacle Ratings for 15 and 20 Amp Circuits

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 15:30

    Listen as Paul Abernathy, CEO and Founder of Electrical Code Academy, Inc. answers another question from the PaulAbernathy.com portal. In this episode Paul answers a question about receptacle ratings and overcurrent protection.

    Let's Ask Paul | Episode 26 | Calculating Minimum General Use Lighting and Receptacle Branch Circuits

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 11:58

    Join Paul Abernathy, CEO and Founder of Electrical Code Academy, Inc. as he answers a question submitted on the PaulAbernathy.com portal.

    Let's Ask Paul | Episode 25 | Pull Box and Junction Box Calculation Overview

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 31:36

    Listen as Paul Abernathy, CEO and Founder of Electrical Code Academy, Inc. answers a question submitted via PaulAbernathy.com about pull box-sizing and the associated calculations.

    Electrician LIVE | Equipotential Bonding Swimming Pools

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 90:16

    Join as Paul and Jay talk Bonding and Swimming Pools.

    Let's Ask Paul | Episode 24 | Are Covers For Boxes Required - Let's Settle The Debate

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2021 21:42

    Listen as Paul Abernathy, CEO and Founder of Electrical Code Academy, Inc. answer a question submitted via the Let's Ask Paul Portal at www.PaulAbernathy.com. The question submitted is asking for the need to have covers for boxes and settle a social media debate as to if those covers are required. Listen as Paul gives his option on the subject.

    Let's Ask Paul | Episode 23 | So Your Code Knowledge is Good - But Need More Tips!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2021 31:29

    Listen as Paul Abernathy, CEO and Founder of Electrical Code Academy, Inc. answers a question from a listener on how to better study for an electrical exam even if they feel their code knowledge is well established but are still lacking the confidence.

    Let's Ask Paul | Episode 22 | Old Homes without Equipment Grounding Conductors

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2021 41:54

    Join us as Paul Abernathy explains how to make a home safer, in his opinion, when the home has no equipment grounding conductors as we answer a submitter's question on the subject.

    Electrician LIVE | Wire Nuts vs WAGO's - The Great Debate

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 91:07

    Listen to Paul and Jay for the great debate on the Wire Nuts vs WAGO's.

    Let's Ask Paul | Electrical Exam Prep Question and are whole house AFCI and GFCI's Available

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2021 18:27

    Listen as Paul Abernathy, a nationally recognized expert on the National Electrical Code answers questions that have been submitted via Ask Paul, the portal for anyone to ask electrical-related questions located at www.PaulAbernathy.com. This episode addresses an electrical exam-related question on receptacles and GFCI in a garage for central vac and another question asks about whole-house AFCI or GFCI available products.

    Master The NEC | GFCI's on Mini-Splits HVAC Systems and EMT as a support component

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2021 29:22

    Listen as Paul Abernathy, a nationally recognized expert on the National Electrical Code answers questions that have been submitted via Ask Paul, the portal for anyone to ask electrical-related questions located at www.PaulAbernathy.com. This episode address the question can EMT support TC Cable and also the GFCI issues on HVAC Mini-Splits. Listen as Paul explains them in only a way he can.

    Electrician LIVE - Halloween Open Chat Special

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 68:41

    Join Paul and Jay for this weeks Halloween Special.

    Electriclan LIVE - Ceiling Grids and Lay In Luminaries

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 80:21

    Join Paul and Jay as they dig back into the 1987 NEC to settle the score once and for all in terms of lay in luminaries,

    Master The NEC | Explaining the different types of Bonding Jumpers

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 38:22

    Listen as Paul Abernathy explains the types of bonding jumpers and the practical difference in each of them in this week's submitted question.

    Electrician LIVE - Hybrid Cable Examined

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 81:21

    Join Paul and Jay for an episode of Electician LIVE.

    Electrician LIVE - Transformer System Bonding Jumper and More

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 93:21

    Join Paul and Jay as they talk transformer grounding and bonding, most importantly about System Bonding Jumpers and sizing.

    Hey Electricians | Be sure to join us for Electrical Chat on Thursdays

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2021 5:23

    Join Paul and Jay on Electrician LIVE every Thursday at 8:00 PM CST for the latest industry news, great code discussions, the Code Turd of the week, and for a chance to SPIN THE WHEEL of GOODNESS and win some free SWAG. We are available on the following platforms:1) www.YouTube.com/masterthenec2) www.Facebook.com/masterthenec3) www.ElectricianLIVE.comas well as on all your favorite podcast platforms.

    Electrician LIVE- Code Turd Extravaganza

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 69:58

    Join Paul and Jay as they discuss some really serious CODE TURDS installations.

    Electrician LIVE - Essential Tools for Electrical Apprentices

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 90:06

    Listen as Paul and Jay talk tools and which tools are essential for electrical apprentices.

    Master The NEC | Electrician | When can I use Table 310.12 for service and feeder sizing?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2021 31:54

    Listen as Paul Abernathy, a nationally recognized expert on the national electrical code answers a question submitted regarding the 310.12 for the 83% rule for service and feeder conductor sizing and how it may have changed in the 2020 National Electrical Code.

    Master The NEC | Electrician | Can THHN/THWN-2 be installed in cable trays?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2021 18:18

    Listen as Paul Abernathy, a nationally recognized expert on the national electrical code answers a question submitted regarding Article 392 and the installation of single insulated conductors in a cable tray and how it may have changed in the 2020 National Electrical Code.

    Master The NEC | Electricians | Does the two to six disconnect rule still

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2021 21:36

    Listen as Paul Abernathy, a nationally recognized expert on the national electrical code answers a question submitted regarding the 230.71(B) and the two to six disconnection means and how it may have changed in the 2020 National Electrical Code.

    Master The NEC | Type NM-B Outside and Type MC Outside Facts

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2021 42:07

    Listen as Paul Abernathy, a nationally recognized expert on the National Electrical Code answers a submitted question on the use of nonmetallic-sheathed cable, commonly referred to as ROMEX in wet locations. Also explains the use of Metal-Clad Cable, also known as MC Cable in wet locations.

    Master The NEC | Questions on Raceway Supported Enclosures and GFCI's

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 33:17

    Listen as Paul Abernathy, CEO and Founder of Electrical Code Academy, Inc. answers a few questions submitted via the Ask Paul Portal at www.PaulAbernathy.com. Tonight's question is about supporting enclosures on raceways and GFCI devices in garage ceilings.

    Electrician LIVE - All Things 250.122 - EGC's

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 99:07

    Join Paul and Jay as they talk about equipment grounding conductors and so on with Section 250.122

    Master The NEC | Please explain supplemental electrode requirements

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2021 27:03

    Listen as Paul Abernathy answers a question submitted on the Ask Paul Portal over at www.PaulAbernathy.com regarding supplemental grounding electrodes and where they apply.

    Master The NEC | Code Change from 2017 to 2020 NEC for Noncoincident Load Calcs

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2021 19:31

    Listen as Paul Abernathy, CEO and Founder of Electrical Code Academy, Inc. answers a question submitted regarding the changes to calculation noncoincident loads in the 2020 NEC versus the 2017 NEC.

    Master The NEC | Question submitted on Supply-Side PV Connection

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2021 15:36

    Listen as Paul Abernathy, CEO and Founder of Electrical Code Academy, Inc. answers a question submitted about making supply-side connections for a PV application where no main disconnect is present on the service.

    Electrician LIVE - The Gun Show Special

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 68:22

    Join Paul and Jay as they talk and show their collection of guns for something a little different tonight on Electrician LIVE.

    Electrician LIVE - Chatting Section 250.66 and 250.102(C)(1)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 74:51

    Join Paul as he talks Grounding and Sections 250.66 and 250.102(C)(1) on this episode of Electrician LIVE.

    Electrician LIVE - Terminal Limitations 110.14(C)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2021 72:27

    Join Paul and Jay as they discuss Terminal Limitations found in section 110.14(C) as well as the Code Turd of the Week.

    Electrician LIVE - Leadership

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2021 100:29

    Paul and Jay talk about leadership and the electrical industry.

    Electrician LIVE | How to become an effective Project Manager

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2021 77:11

    Join Paul and Jay as they talk tonight with special guest Chris Westphal about how to become an effective project manager.

    Master The NEC | Sizing Overhead, Underground, and Service Entrance Conductors

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2021 47:08

    Listen as Paul Abernathy answers a question on which sections of the 2020 National Electrical Code do you use to size overhead service conductors, underground service conductors, and service entrance conductors in Article 230 of the NEC.

    Master The NEC | Paul & Jay's Top 5 Common Inspection Issues

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2021 75:31

    Join Paul and Jay on this episode of Electrician LIVE where they talk about their top common inspection fails seen in the field. This should be a great show on electrical trade topics with an emphasis on the National Electrical Code.

    Master The NEC | Commentary on EC & M Magazine Article Microwave Madness

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 10, 2021 31:31

    Listen as Paul Abernathy, Founder, and CEO of Electrical Code Academy, Inc. talks about a recent article in EC & M Magazine and attempts to add additional context to the article and his opinion of the national electrical code rules around the article. Paul encourages you all to subscribe to the EC & M publications found at www.ecmweb.com for great electrical industry content.

    Code In Five | Episode 19 | Explaining Table 110.26 and the conditions

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 10, 2021 5:11

    Listen as Paul Abernathy explains the use of Table 110.26(A)(1) in the 2020 National Electrical Code as well as the various conditions that can affect the working space minimum requirements. Paul is an electrical code and exam preparation expert and can be found at www.ElectricalCodeAcademy.net if interested in electrical exam preparation or study plans for getting your electrician's license in your state.

    Electrician LIVE | Do you always believe someone when they say "Thats a Violation"?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2021 101:48

    Join Paul and Jay as they talk about blindly accepting someones word when they say something is against code or thats a code violation.

    Master The NEC | What rule prohibits tapping a tap and ambient correction questions

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2021 67:37

    Listen as Paul Abernathy explains where it states you can't Tap and Tap for feeder applications as well as how you use multiplication and division together to solve conductor sizing requirements in the national electrical code.

    Master The NEC | Electrical Code Questions from Electricians Episode 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2021 37:59

    Listen as Paul Abernathy, Founder, and CEO of Electrical Code Academy, Inc. answers questions on detached structures disconnection means as well as a pull box sizing question from a submission on www.PaulAbernathy.com. If you are an electrician and you have electrical code-related questions on the National Electrical Code then join us and ask your question.

    Electrician LIVE - Hallways, Foyers, and Mudrooms

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2021 75:26

    Tonight Paul and Jay talk Hallways, Mudrooms, and Foyers on tonights episode of Electrician LIVE.

    Electrician LIVE - College or Trade School

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2021 63:19

    Electrician LIVE - Residential Series - Laundry Rooms and Exterior

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2021 76:35

    Join Paul and Jay as they continue with the Residential series and tackle Laundry Rooms and Exterior Requirements in the National Electrical Code.

    Master The NEC | June 2021 2017 and 2020 NEC Bundle Sale - Limited Time

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2021 7:58

    Listen as Paul Abernathy, CEO, and Founder of Electrical Code Academy. Inc. announces a SPECIAL JUNE 2021 ONLY sale where you get EVERYTHING for the 2017 and 2020 NEC that Electrical Code Academy, Inc. has to offer and you get it for 2 years from the date of bundle activation. Once JUNE is over the special will be OVER so do not ask if you miss out.

    Master The NEC | Meeting Room Outlets Explained | 210.65(A) and (B)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 5, 2021 30:41

    Listen as Paul Abernathy explains the rules for receptacle outlets and outlets in general in meetings rooms as described in 210.65 of the 2020 National Electrical Code.

    Electrician LIVE- The Code Development Process

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2021 75:32

    Join Paul and Jay as they chat about the NEC development process and how it works in developing a new edition of the National Electrical Code.

    Master The NEC | The Basic Principles of Series and Parallel Circuits for Electrical Exams

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2021 33:47

    Greetings as Paul Abernathy, CEO and President of Electrical Code Academy, Inc. talks about the principles of Series and Parallel Circuits when studying for an electrical exam. Electrical exam preparation should always include basic electrical theory as many electrical exams incorporate some level of basic knowledge in their examination. Join Paul as he breaks it all down.

    Master The NEC | Why is a Codes and Standards Team Important

    Play Episode Listen Later May 29, 2021 38:59

    Listen as Paul Abernathy, CEO and President of Electrical Code Academy, Inc. and Manager of Codes and Standards for Encore Wire Corporation talks about the importance of Codes and Standards from a manufacturing perspective and how it is vital to company growth.

    Electrician LIVE - Job Site Safety and Working with other trades

    Play Episode Listen Later May 28, 2021 97:46

    Join Paul and Jay as they talk about job site safety and working with other trades.

    Master The NEC | Setting the best professional impression for your customer

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2021 15:31

    Listen as Paul Abernathy talks about the 3 stages of impressions that you give a customer on a job site or with a potential customer. This applies to service technicians and electricians on job sites as they represent their company in the best possible image.

    Master The NEC | Pull Box Calculations and Tips

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2021 46:56

    Listen as Paul Abernathy talks, and yes gets redundant, on pull box calculations and how they can differ in real life versus electrical exams. Paul will discuss how the sizing of pull boxes works and things to take into consideration.

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