Please Read Before you Post ---Rules & Regulations

Dennis Alwon

Moderator
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Location
Chapel Hill, NC
Occupation
Retired Electrical Contractor
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Dennis Alwon

Moderator
Staff member
Location
Chapel Hill, NC
Occupation
Retired Electrical Contractor
This site is designed for:
  • Contractors
  • Electricians
  • Engineers
  • Inspectors
  • Instructors
  • Other electrically related individuals
This NEC® Forum is for those in the electrical and related industries. Questions of a "How-To" nature by persons not involved in the electrical industry will be removed without notice.

Knowledge and the practical application of the National Electrical Code is an essential part of all electrical installations. If it's important for you to understand the National Electrical Code, then look no further.

To better help us serve you, please be sure to update your account details with your occupation field and location if you have not done so already. You can access your account details by clicking on your account name at the top right of the page when on the forums.

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Dennis Alwon

Moderator
Staff member
Location
Chapel Hill, NC
Occupation
Retired Electrical Contractor
Rules, Policies, and Disclaimers

No information gathered from this web site shall be treated as being the opinion of an 'expert witness, and you do not have anyone's permission to present such information as evidence in any type of legal dispute.

Considering the real-time nature of this forum, it is impossible for us to review messages or confirm the validity of information posted. Please remember that we do not actively monitor the contents of and are not responsible for any messages posted. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. The messages express the views of the author of the message, not necessarily the views of this forum or any entity associated with this forum. Any user who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to contact us immediately by email. We have the ability to remove objectionable messages and we will make every effort to do so, within a reasonable time frame, if we determine that removal is necessary. This is a manual process, however, so please realize that we may not be able to remove or edit particular messages immediately.

You agree, through your use of this service, that you will not use this forum to post any material which is knowingly false and/or defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, or otherwise violate any law. You agree not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyright is owned by you or by this forum.

Although this forum does not and cannot review the messages posted and is not responsible for the content of any of these messages, we at this forum reserve the right to delete any message for any or no reason whatsoever. You remain solely responsible for the content of your messages, and you agree to indemnify and hold harmless this forum, Mike Holt, Mike Holt Enterprises, (the owner of this bulletin board), and their agents with respect to any claim based upon transmission of your message(s).

We at this forum also reserve the right to reveal your identity (or whatever information we know about you) in the event of a complaint or legal action arising from any message posted by you.

Please note that advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes, and solicitations are inappropriate on this forum.


It should be noted that any comments made in this forum are personal opinions and represent personal responses as requested. Any opinion must not be considered as a Formal Interpretation of the NEC® and is not to be considered as an official position of Mike Holt, Mike Holt Enterprises, Inc., the NFPA®, the NEC® Technical Correlating Committee, any of its Code Making Panels, or any other company or organization.

Installers, contractors and electricians are to comply with local laws and ordinances, including permits and inspections where required. This forum is for Contractors, Electricians, Engineers, Inspectors, Instructors and other electrically related individuals. It is not a site for do-it -yourselfers.
 
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Dennis Alwon

Moderator
Staff member
Location
Chapel Hill, NC
Occupation
Retired Electrical Contractor
Responsibilities

The providers of the service provided by this web site ("Service") are not responsible for any user-generated content and accounts. Content submitted express the views of their author only.

This Service is only available to users who are at least 18 years old. If you are younger than this, please do not register for this Service. If you register for this Service, you represent that you are this age or older.

All content you submit, upload, or otherwise make available to the Service ("Content") may be reviewed by staff members. All Content you submit or upload may be sent to third-party verification services (including, but not limited to, spam prevention services). Do not submit any Content that you consider to be private or confidential.

You agree to not use the Service to submit or link to any Content which is defamatory, abusive, hateful, threatening, spam or spam-like, likely to offend, contains adult or objectionable content, contains personal information of others, risks copyright infringement, encourages unlawful activity, or otherwise violates any laws. You are entirely responsible for the content of, and any harm resulting from, that Content or your conduct.

We may remove or modify any Content submitted at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice. Requests for Content to be removed or modified will be undertaken only at our discretion. We may terminate your access to all or any part of the Service at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice.

You are granting us with a non-exclusive, permanent, irrevocable, unlimited license to use, publish, or re-publish your Content in connection with the Service. You retain copyright over the Content.

These terms may be changed at any time without notice.

If you do not agree with these terms, please do not register or use the Service. Use of the Service constitutes acceptance of these terms. If you wish to close your account, please contact us.
 
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Dennis Alwon

Moderator
Staff member
Location
Chapel Hill, NC
Occupation
Retired Electrical Contractor
Treatment of New Members

Treatment of New Members

To all forum members, I am formally requesting that you no longer publicly question new members qualifications for posting here.

Keep in mind that all new member posts have already been approved by a forum moderator before they show up on the forum.

If you feel a new member is over their head please exercise one of two options.

1) Notify one of the Moderators, I suggest you send a PM to one of us with a description of the problem you see with a post. We will gladly discuss it with you.

2) Do nothing, ignore the post and move on.

The reasons for this should be self evident, we are going to chase away new members if they feel they have to justify their qualifications with the entire membership at large.

Not to mention many times it is just plain rude.
 

Dennis Alwon

Moderator
Staff member
Location
Chapel Hill, NC
Occupation
Retired Electrical Contractor
Helpful tips for new members


  • It is now required to fill out your profile (found here) to include your location and occupation at the least. It helps other members out when trying to answer a question, if they know what part of the country (or world) you're from.
  • Try to keep signatures short. Long signatures add to the clutter.
  • Please do not post with your CAPS LOCK on, it's seen as shouting. Try to observe other etiquette, outlined here.
  • If you just joined and post a comment, bear in mind a flesh and blood moderator must approve it before you see it to weed out spam.
 
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Dennis Alwon

Moderator
Staff member
Location
Chapel Hill, NC
Occupation
Retired Electrical Contractor
Complaints


If you have a complaint against any member of this forum, wish to dispute a thread closure or post deletion, or wish to take issue with a comment posted by any member, the correct course of action is to contact that member by means of the private messaging system. If you feel that will not do you any good, then you have another course of action: PM any moderator. Choose any moderator with whom you are comfortable.

You can also report a post by clicking the button at the bottom left corner of the post. All moderators are emailed when you report a post.

Let us continue to keep this a free exchange of information amongst professionals in the electrical industry.
 

Dennis Alwon

Moderator
Staff member
Location
Chapel Hill, NC
Occupation
Retired Electrical Contractor
Guidelines for posting picture threads.

Guidelines for posting picture threads.

Threads that incorporate a picture of an electrical installation or violation as the main object of the thread should also include a background story as well as the purpose of posting the picture.

Picture threads started with just a picture and no accompanying background story or with no other intent then to belittle an installer or inspector will be removed without notice.

NOTE: The Forum's prohibition against posting copyrighted material applies as well to the posting of photographs taken by others. Do not post photographs without the express permission of, and without giving proper credit to, the copyright holder.
 

Dennis Alwon

Moderator
Staff member
Location
Chapel Hill, NC
Occupation
Retired Electrical Contractor
Campfire Forum Goals & Rules


  • Cheerful discussion of non-electrical subjects
  • Providing a place to get to know each other better.
  • Rewarding members who post with regularity while maintaining high standards of interaction.
Here is what is not accepted on this forum:

  • Politics (at any level)
  • Religion
  • Union / Non-Union Discussion
  • Personal attacks against another member, including belittling, name calling, or anything that could be construed as offensive or rude behavior.
  • Profanity
  • Public complaints about forum members or moderators
  • Non-compliant picture threads
  • Link dumping
  • Other behavior prohibited by the primary forum rules
You can be ejected from this topic area by any moderator at will, without affecting your access to the other topic areas of the forum. Consider this topic area a privilege, and behave even better than you do in the other topic areas.

Even though this forum is not visible to non members we expect to see the same professionalism that we see in the open forums.
 
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