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Robert Jones

Robert A. Jones is the deputy executive director of the Houston Chapter of the Independent Electrical Contractors Association. Robert is a past long-time member of the city of Houston Electrical Board. He is a principal member of National Electrical Code Panel 12, International Association of Electrical Inspectors Associate Member, Red Cross standard first aid instructor and OSHA instructor. He has a background in the electrical construction industry. He holds, or has held, master electrician licenses in many cities in Texas, as well as 22 states. His education includes University of Houston, Joint Apprenticeship & Training Center of Houston - graduating in 1971, and the National Electrical Contractor's Association Estimating School. He passed the city of Houston Master Electrician Exam in 1978..


Disconnecting Means Requirements as Stated in 645-10 and 11

For several years I have heard horror stories associated with the accidental activation of the disconnecting means required by Sections 645-2(a), 645-10, and 645-11. Roger Witt, representing State Farm Insurance Company, submitted several Code change proposals to delete the requirement in the 2002 NEC.