December 2000

Test your knowledge of the code, by taking E.T.E.'s code quiz.
There are 10 questions, which are multiple choice.
Based on the 1999 Code Book.


Question #1:
When installing a 110v outlet on the roof for a Air Handling Unit, is it permitted to use the AHU Disconnect as a raceway for the 110 v receptacle?
(A) Yes
(B) No

Question #2:
When installing infrared lights for commercial purposes, what is the maximum overcurrent protection allowed.
(A) 20 amps   
(B) 30 amps
(C) 40 amps   
(D) 50 amps

Question #3:
When installing quad outlets in a commercial building, the computed load for each receptacle shall be ___ va per receptacle.
(A) 75 va          
(B) 80 va
(C) 90 va
(D) 180 va

Question #4:
Do you have to install a GFCI receptacle that is located by a sink in a commercial break room?
(A) Yes
(B) No

Question #5:
Can PVC conduit be installed in a plenum?
(A) Yes
(B) No

Question #6:
Can #14 AWG be used for wiring lights in a commercial building?
(A) Yes
(B) No

Question #7:
On a 4 wire, 3 phase wye circuit where major portion of the load consists of nonlinear loads, the neutral is considered a current carry conductor.
(A) True
(B) False

Question #8:
When computing load for a panel OCPD, at what percentage can this feeder protection be loaded when loads are all noncontinous?
(A) 50%
(B) 80%
C) 100%
(D) 125%

Question #9:
When installing 2X4 lights in a commercial office, and this particular office has 2 lights, can you take the fixture whip in the furthest light and install it into the next light and then to your switch?
(A) Yes
(B) No

Question #10:
When installing a row of fluorescent strips(end-to-end assembly), and in this row it contains a couple of emergency lights (being fed from a different source) is ok to run this circuit in with the normal power circuit?
(A) Yes
(B) No

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