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#100121 - 10/18/06 01:57 PM Hand book
Reel-Break Offline

Registered: 04/04/02
Posts: 179
Loc: nc
I know the hand book is not the code but where can I see this in print this Inspector keeps showing us the handbook and never has the real code book.I think he likes the kidding guys I like them to. Just wanting to show it to him I`ve made that statement and he laughs.

ps We do get along I just want to pull his chain a bit.Lord knows he pulls ours enough.

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#100122 - 10/18/06 02:02 PM Re: Hand book
iwire Offline

Registered: 01/05/03
Posts: 4343
Loc: North Attleboro, MA USA
It says so right in the front of the handbook.

It tells us that the commentary and pictures are the opinions of the authors and editors and are not official interpretations of the code.
Bob Badger
Construction & Maintenance Electrician

#100123 - 10/18/06 03:43 PM Re: Hand book
Roger Offline

Registered: 05/18/02
Posts: 1779
Loc: N.C.
The following is immediately before the Preface.

The commentary and supplementary materials in this handbook are not a part of the Code and do not constitute Formal Interpretations of the NFPA (which can be obtained only through requests processed by the responsible technical committees in accordance with the published procedures of the NFPA). The commentary and supplementary materials, therefore, solely reflect the personal opinions of the editor or other contributors and do not necessarily represent the official position of the NFPA or its technical committees. ®Registered Trademark National Fire Protection Association, Inc.


#100124 - 10/18/06 03:44 PM Re: Hand book
JBD Offline

Registered: 07/12/01
Posts: 599
Loc: WI, USA
The NEC Handbook contains the full and official text of the National Electric Code book (see first sentence on page ix). Also see the disclaimer "Notice Concerning Code Interpretations" on page ii (the page facing the dedication page).

#100125 - 10/18/06 06:10 PM Re: Hand book
George Little Offline

Registered: 01/18/04
Posts: 1492
Loc: Michigan USA
All that being true I wonder how many times the inspector has proved the commentary to be incorrect? I do think the people who voice their opinion in the NFPA Handbook are very qualified to make the statments they do and the graphics are excellent visuals of the text. As an inspector I would never quote the handbook commentary as substantiation for a violation but I think it helps all of us understand the code better.
The code book is written at a second year college level so we need all the help we can get.
George Little


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