January 2007

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 2007 Code Book.  

Question #1:
When installing a receptacle in a dwelling unit utility closet, GFCI is required when it is located within ___ ft of the outside edge of a sink.

(A) 1.5
(B) 3                  
(C) 6
(D) no requirement

Question #2:
Is GFCI required on a receptacle installed above a dwelling unit kitchen countertop, that is not located within the allowable distance from a sink?
(A) Yes

Question #3:
What is the maximum height, above finished floor, to the center of the highest operating position of an installed circuit breaker or switch?
(A) 5 ft. 9 in.
(B) 6 ft. 0 in.
(C) 6 ft. 5 in.
(D) 6 ft. 7 in.

Question #4:
When installing 500 MCM copper service conductors what size copper grounding electrode conductor is required?
(B) #1
(C) #1/0
(D) #4/0

Question #5:
If you are running EMT, and you have to notch the wood member to run your pipe, is it necessary to protect this with a steel plate before wall finish material is applied?
(A) Yes
(B) No.

Question #6:
For a nonshielded conductor, what is the allowable bending radius?
(A) not less than 4 times the diameter
(B) not less than 6 times the diameter
(C) not less than 8 times the diameter
(D) not less than12 times the diameter

Question #7:
Derating of conductors is not required in conduit nipples ___ inches or less.
(B) 30"
(C) 24"
(D) 18"

Question #8:
When installing a box for a receptacle in sheetrock, what is the maximum allowable gap or space from the edge of the box to the flush type cover?

(A) 1/16 in.   
(B) 1/8 in.
(C) 1/4 in.
(D) 3/16 in.

Question #9:
What is maximum amount of #12 conductors that can be installed in a standard 4" X 1 1/2" box (4" square)?
(A) 5
(B) 7
(C) 9
(D) 12

Question #10:
Boxes that are used for devices like receptacles, switches or anything with yokes must have a minimum depth of ___ inches.
(A) 1/2 in.
(B) 3/4 in.
(C) 15/16 in.
(D) 7/8 in.

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