We provide the following electrical services
in the Wellman, IA area:

  • Commercial and residential wiring.
  • Commercial and residential repair.
  • Farm wiring.
  • New home construction wiring.

Note: We do NOT provide 24-7 emergency service.

Things homeowners should consider

The National Electrical Code was first published in 1897 by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). This occurred just 18 years after the invention of the first commercial incandescent lamp, and just 5 years after the formation of General Electric Company. It was based on 5 regional American codes, the German Code, the Code of the British Board of Trade, and the Phoenix Rules of England.

Although not a legally binding standard, most states do adopt and enforce the NEC or a state-adopted version of the NEC. A new edition has been released every three years since 1975; early editions were released every one to two years. The Code has been available in electronic form since 1993. Currently, NFPA offers a free RealRead version of the 2014 Code, NFPA 70, on their website. You have to register first, but there is no cost to register or view the materials.

The 2014 NEC, the 53rd edition of the Code, was finalized in August of 2013 with an effective date of August 21st, 2013. It is divided into nine chapters: General, Wiring and Protection, Wiring Methods and Materials, Equipment for General Use, Special Occupancies, Special Equipment, Special Conditions, Communications Systems, and Tables. There are also a number of annexes: Product Safety Standards, Application Information for Ampacity Calculation, Conduit and Tubing Fill Tables for Conductors and Fixture Wires of the Same Size, Examples, Types of Construction, Availability and Reliability for COPS; and Development and Implementation of, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition, Administration and Enforcement, Recommended Tightening Torque Tables, and ADA Standards for Accessible Design.

After the release of the 2011 NEC, NFPA began accepting proposals for the 2014 NEC. In total, there were over 3,500 proposals to make changes to and improve the next edition of the Code. There is a National Electrical Code Committee that votes on the proposals, and a total of 19 Code-making panels. Each edition of the code is the work of hundreds of individuals.