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The following sections of the 2008 NEC® are hereby superseded by local amendment.
(A) 110.12 Mechanical Execution of Work. Electrical equipment, as defined in the NEC, shall be installed in a neat and workmanlike manner.
(1) Neat and workmanlike manner will be reasonably determined by the electrical inspector.
(2) Neat and workmanlike includes but is not limited to: proper bends in conduit, proper support, and the elimination of exposed cable runs, field-bent, kinked, flattened, or poorly measured raceway, as well as cabinets, boxes, and enclosures not plumb or properly secured.
(B) 230.70(A)(1) Service Disconnect. The service disconnecting means shall be installed at a readily accessible location either outside of a building or structure or inside nearest the point of entrance of the service conductors. Except where an electric utility may prescribe more stringent requirements, in locations where the main panel is greater than 15-cable feet from the meter, a weatherproof protective disconnect shall be installed adjacent to the meter installation.
(C) 250.122 Size of Equipment Grounding Conductor. All new single phase wiring done will be four-wire with an equipment grounding conductor sized in accordance with table 250.122 in the 2008 NEC. All Three Phase WYE systems will have a separate grounding conductor sized as well.
(1) It will not be acceptable to use a metallic raceway for grounding conductor purposes.
(D) 300.5(F) Backfill in Underground Installations. Backfill that contains large rocks, paving materials, cinders, large or sharply angular substances, or corrosive material shall not be placed in an excavation where materials may damage raceways, cable, or other substructures or prevent adequate compaction of fill or contribute to corrosion of raceway, cable, or other substructures. Where necessary to prevent physical damage to the raceway or cable, protection shall be provided in the form of granular or selected material, suitable running boards, suitable sleeves, or other approved means.
(1) “Large rocks” are defined as particles incapable of passing through a ½" sieve with square openings.
(2) Crushed gravel, as defined by the Illinois Department of Transportation’s Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction (adopted January 1, 2002) shall not be allowed.
(E) 334.10 Nonmetallic-sheathed Cable Uses Permitted. Type NM, Type NMC and Type NMS nonmetallic-sheathed cable may ONLY be used in dwellings not to exceed four units (residential installations for the purpose of this ordinance) and commercial structures utilizing a 200 ampere single phase service or less. Furthermore this cable shall be sized no smaller than #12, unless on a switched leg, or by special permission of the electrical inspector.
(1) Unless special permission is granted, anything other than the installations mentioned above (commercial installations for the purpose of this ordinance) shall be installed in approved metallic raceway, no smaller than metric designator 16 (trade size ½").
(2) Metallic sheathed cable of metric designator 12 (trade size 3/8") may be used in no lengths greater than 6', and where not exposed to physical damage, to facilitate the wiring of branch circuit receptacles, and lighting whip. Longer lengths may be permitted with special permission of the electrical inspector.
(F) 406.12 Tamper-Resistant Receptacles other than Dwelling Units. Within the following areas all 125-volt, 15- and 20-ampere receptacles shall be listed tamper-resistant receptacles.
(1) In all areas publicly accessible, this includes but is not limited to all dining areas, waiting areas and the like.
(2) In all areas of transient occupancy such as hotel rooms, motel rooms, and extended stay suites.
(G) 550.32(A) Mobile Home Service Equipment.
(1) Mobile homes shall have a minimum 1-1/2 inch conduit for service entrance conductors. This conduit shall be run from the service disconnect to at least one foot inside the outer wall line of the mobile home.
(a) The conduit shall be run a minimum of 18 inches below grade from the service equipment to under the mobile home where it shall be brought up to a minimum of 6 inches above grade.
(b) This conduit shall have a weatherproof junction box sized in accordance with the latest edition of the NEC ® for terminating the conductors from the service disconnect to the mobile home.
(2) The mobile home park owner, rather than a tenant, shall furnish and install the mobile home service equipment.
(3) The owner of a mobile home must obtain a permit before connecting to the main power supply. After the mobile home has been connected to the power supply, the owner or contractor who obtained the permit must call for a final inspection.
(H) 760.49 Non-Power Limited Fire Alarm Circuit Conductors.
(D) Raceway Identification. Conductors supplying NPLFA circuits shall be installed in metallic raceway, no smaller than trade size 1/2 inch and continuously red in color.
(I) 760.176 Listing and Marking of Power Limited Fire Alarm Circuit Cables.
(H) Cable Color. Cables supplying NPLFA circuits shall be continuously red in color.
(Ord. 2013-5362, passed 4-2-2013; Am. Ord. 2016- 5391, passed 12-20-2016; Am. Ord. 2017-5396, passed 11-7-2017)