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Bill McGovern

Bill McGovern is the electrical inspection services supervisor for the city of Plano, Texas, and an IAEI alternate on CMP-2. McGovern serves as assistant secretary/treasurer for the IAEI Southern Section, and is an IAEI-recognized instructor. He also serves on the ICC electrical exam committee and is a member of the North Texas Council of Governments Electrical sub committee.


New Orleans: An Inspector’s First Impression

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but a thousand pictures could not have prepared me for the devastation I would see in the following weeks. New Orleans has not only suffered the ravages of Hurricane Katrina, but has been inundated by floodwaters after several of the levees failed, flooding 75 percent of the city. Some of those who were lucky enough to have survived with minimal initial damage, suffered severe flood damage after they thought the worst had passed. Floodwaters rose to levels as high as 14’, submerging electrical wiring and equipment, and failed to recede for several weeks.

Focus on the Code

Question: Single receptacle for a refrigerator?

A single or duplex receptacle is acceptable in this situation. Section 210.52 addresses the requirements for dwelling unit receptacle outlets. Part (B) of this section covers the requirements for receptacles installed in the kitchen and other associated areas that will serve portable appliances along with refrigeration equipment.