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All electrical installation in the City must comply with all local ordinances and the current National Electrical Code (NEC). In addition to the NEC, the following ordinances must be complied with in order to pass electrical inspections.
(a) Service Charges and New Installations in a Dwelling or Non-Dwelling Unit.
(1) Whenever possible, a rigid metal conduit shall be used as a mast on service drops.
(2) Rigid non-metallic, EMT, IMT, or rigid metal conduit must be installed from meter base to first point of disconnect.
(3) Conduits containing service entrance conductors shall not be over three (3) feet in length, after penetrating inside wall up to first point of disconnect.
(4) Whenever a metallic conduit is used containing service entrance conductors, a grounding type bushing shall be installed on the disconnect side of conduit and supplied with proper sized conductors as per NEC, Article 250-95.
(5) All conductors must go to a single termination point, unless terminals are UL listed for use of more than one conductor.
(b) Wiring Methods in Dwelling Units. Kitchen circuits must be in accordance with NEC, Article 210-52-B. In addition to this article, there shall not be more than two receptacles on one circuit in kitchen, pantry, breakfast room, dining room, or similar areas for small appliance branch circuits.
(c) Wiring Methods in Other Than Dwelling Units.
(1) All receptacles located within six (6) feet of water, outside, or in a damp location must be ground fault protected (GFCI).
Exception: When circuit is used for a designated piece of machinery, not required to be GFCI by the NEC.
(2) Gasoline dispensing and service stations, all conduits serving areas outside the structure shall be rigid metal conduit from origination to termination with sealing fittings installed as per NEC.
(Ord. 564. Passed 6-17-96.)