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#14392 - 09/22/02 05:13 AM Your local codes
Electricmanscott Offline

Registered: 01/12/02
Posts: 1478
Loc: Holden, MA USA
I see alot of questions and answers regarding "we are required by our code" or simmilar statements. I am wondering , and perhaps this has been covered, what code you are using. What I mean is here in Mass we use the NEC with Massachusetts amendments which are official rules not just the whims of cowboy inspectors. Anybody care to enlighten me?

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#14393 - 09/22/02 05:30 AM Re: Your local codes
scjohn Offline

Registered: 07/04/02
Posts: 76
Loc: charleston, SC, USA
Here in SC the nec is the minnimum requirements. The local munic. have the option to go beyond, not below the nec. But if they do, they must have it in written documentation, not just what they want that day.

#14394 - 09/22/02 07:12 AM Re: Your local codes
txsparky Offline

Registered: 05/25/01
Posts: 578
Loc: Magnolia,.Texas U.S.A.
In 1 city I work in,they do not allow 14 guage wire or armored cable

#14395 - 09/22/02 08:03 AM Re: Your local codes
harold endean Offline

Registered: 02/16/02
Posts: 2248
Loc: Boonton, NJ
Here in NJ we use the NEC. However the state does amend it a little bit, such as AFCI are not required as of yet. For the most part though everything else is just what you see in the NEC.

#14396 - 09/22/02 09:23 AM Re: Your local codes
stamcon Offline

Registered: 03/24/01
Posts: 322
Loc: So San Francisco CA
California currently is using the 98 California Electric Code, which is based on the 96 NEC. Some individual cities have their own modifications to the CEC. Starting Nov 1, the 2001 California Electric Code, which is based on the 99 NEC, shall be enforced.

#14397 - 09/22/02 09:31 AM Re: Your local codes
sparky Offline

Registered: 10/18/00
Posts: 5545
Usually VT adopts before this time of year, i was under the impression we were in the 02', i guess there's a lot of squibbling...

we do have state rules ammending the NEC, usually to tighter specs.....

the cowboys.....well i guess there'll allways be some......

I will say it pays to take note of local protocal, as i learned in Greenfield Ma. 15 yrs ago, having been made to change EVERY staple in a 5000 sq. ft. house to insulated ones......

#14398 - 09/22/02 10:07 AM Re: Your local codes
Tom Offline

Registered: 01/01/01
Posts: 1069
Loc: Shinnston, WV USA
Here in the Mountain State, we are currently using the 1999 NEC with no modifications that I know of. Of course, that doesn't include some of the things that some inspectors dream up.

However, when installing service entrances in the Allegheney Power service area, they require the service entrance to meet the lateest edition of the NEC, so that part would be the 2002 NEC.

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