NEC Quiz: Article 396

by Mark Lamendola

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Code Quiz: Article 396

Based on the 2014 NEC

Questions and answers written by Mark Lamendola, who has worked as a master electrician, electrical inspector, and design engineer. Mark is an IEEE Senior Member, and the Code article author for Codebookcity.com. Since 1996, he has been writing National Electrical Code articles for electrical trade magazines and has an extensive portfolio of hundreds of NEC articles.

After Article 392, Chapter 3 winds down with a series of "oddball" Articles. The first of those is Article 393, then we come to Article 394. Following that is Article 396. Unlike its predecessor in this series of "oddball" Articles, this wiring method is not outdated. It's essential. It's just not one the typical electrician is likely to use.

  1. Article 396 is a Chapter 3 article addressing a specific wiring method. Which wiring method does it address, and what are its defining characteristics?
     

  2. Name three permitted uses for this wiring method.
     

  3. Name the prohibited uses for this wiring method.
     

  4. What type hardware is permitted for supporting this wiring method?
     

  5. What restriction is there on using couplings and connectors with this wiring method?

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