October 2001

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:
What is the smallest conductor that can be used in Cablebus?
(A) #2 AWG
(B) #1 AWG
(C) #1/0 AWG
(D) #2/0 AWG

Question #2:
Individual conductors in a cablebus shall be supported at intervals not greater than ___ ft. horizontally and __ ft. vertically.
(A) 3 ft. , 1 1/2 ft.
4 ft. , 2 ft.
(C) 5 ft. , 3 ft.
(D) 10 ft. , 5 ft.

Question #3:
A branch circuit that is a feeding a fixed storage-type water heater of 120 gallons or less shall have a rating of not less than ___% of the nameplate rating.
(A) 100%
(B) 115%
(C) 125%
(D) 150%

Question #4:
The ground fault circuit interrupter for a high-pressure spray washer shall be located in the supply cord within ___in. of the attachment plug.
(A) 6 inches
(B) 12 inches
(C) 24 inches
(D) 36 inches

Question #5:
Is it permitted to group ballast, transformers, or electronic power supplies in an enclosure opposite of the sign they would be feeding?
(A) True    
(B) False

Question #6:.
Manholes with a round access openings shall be no less than ___ in. in diameter if it does not have a permanent ladder or contain fiber optics, power-limited fire alarm circuits, or Class 2 or Class 3 remote-control and signal circuits.
(A) 18 in.
(B) 22 in.
(C) 24 in.
(D) 26 in.

Question #7:
A panel enclosure can be set back 1/2" if installed in a concrete wall.
(A) True
(B) False

Question #8:
Is it permissible by code to have paralleled fuses?
(A) Yes
(B) No

Question #9:
When installing a totally enclosed enclosed switchboard, what is the clearance from the top of the switchboard to any combustible ceiling.
(A) 24 inches
(B) 30 inches
(C) 36 inches
(D) 42 inches

Question #10:
The point of attachment of the service-drop conductors to a building or structure in no case shall be less than ___ft. above finished grade.
(A) 9ft
(B) 10 ft.   
(C) 12 ft.
(D) 15 ft.

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