the NEC is far from perfect. all the rop's are tesimony to this. GFI's have , if you have old code books, slowly made their way into code after code. There also seems to be a lot of ROP's about it for 2002.
ever notice how many of us are good at finding particular code articles, but are at a loss as to why it exists ( or doesn't) in the first place?
This is a good example....
i'd have to agree with others in this thead, and add that safety's ugly cousin liability has had much to do with polluting the issue in this country.
[This message has been edited by sparky (edited 03-21-2001).]