> To be honest, I've never heard it referred to as "Hogan's code",
> other discussions I've read here and elsewhere, the residential
> code around here has to be just about the most strict in the
> always assumed the rules are in place to protect union
> time I see a home improvement show where people are running Romex,
> "yeah, that would be easier".
You may not have heard of Hogan. More than 30 years ago he was chief
electrical inspector for the City of Chicago.
Among other things, he would not permit molded case c'bkrs
(100A-1200A) to be used in panelboards, everything had to be switch
and fuse which meant 600A max.
Gives a whole new meaning to electrical distribution design.
I had customers who sold equipment with large electrical motor control
panels to Chicago area customers.
Most of those control panels would not meet Hogans without a complete
redesign which just wasn't work it.
The solution was "The Bull", AKA the UL bullseye.
Use all UL listed devices, then bring in an electrician from a UL
listed control panel builder, pay him $100 to connect one wire and
then attach the UL Bullseye.
All very legal and it solved a problem since Hogan accepted UL listed
At the time the whole process seemed so "Chicago", pay the graft and
get the job done.