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#78595 - 10/05/01 08:44 PM 2002 NEC
Fred Offline

Registered: 04/30/01
Posts: 461
Loc: Straughn, IN 47387
2002 NEC books hit town this week. Got mine Tuesday. County inspector called me Wednesday. Wanted to know if I could explain AFCI requirement and tell him what an AFCI breaker looked like.
Let the fun begin!

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#78596 - 10/05/01 08:53 PM Re: 2002 NEC
Bill Addiss Offline

Registered: 10/07/00
Posts: 4196
Loc: NY, USA
You Lucky Guy!

Does anyone know if the IAEI will be giving out Code Books? Details?


#78597 - 10/07/01 03:50 PM Re: 2002 NEC
electure Offline


Registered: 12/24/00
Posts: 4226
Loc: Fullerton, CA USA
Got mine a couple of weeks back.

What do you like / dislike about the new Code Book?? (I personally can't stand the SI units as a primary and the inches used as the secondary...drives my old a** nuts. Look at the wirefill tables).

I'd also like to thank whoever shuffled the Sections like a deck of cards so that we can't quote a Section from memory anymore.

[This message has been edited by electure (edited 10-07-2001).]

#78598 - 10/10/01 02:06 PM Re: 2002 NEC
Fred Offline

Registered: 04/30/01
Posts: 461
Loc: Straughn, IN 47387
I too am frustrated by the shuffling. I thought there was enough of that with the 99. When the 99 came out Mike Holt posted an Article 250-Grounding and Bonding Index that cross-referenced locations in the 96 to the 99. I printed it and put it in my binder with the code book. I hope he does something similar for the 02. I know this isn't a name you hear on this forum much but I like Tom Henry's Key Word Index too. I already ordered one for the 02. It does make it easier and quicker to locate specifics when you're in a heated debate.

#78599 - 10/22/01 09:02 PM Re: 2002 NEC
Tom Baker Offline

Registered: 10/09/01
Posts: 31
Loc: Bremerton WA
There is a cross reference to Chapter in Annex F.

SI is not an issue in my opinion. We'll still use inch pounds. After all we use wire and the NEC term is conductor.

As far as the AFCI's go I have one I took apart and show in my classes. Where was this inspector for the 1999 NEC?

Last year I went to a presentation by a NFPA official on the usability task force charges for the 2002 NEC. When I got my 2002 NEC I noted two things he didn't mention>

1) Font in the table of contents is just a bit larger, its easier to read.
2) Articles are in grey text boxes and stand out (1996 NEC each article was on a separate page, the 1999 the articles all run on)

And I've noted some vertical lines missing and the bullet is gone.

I like the NEC books with the spiral coil binding- I've had mine modified at Kinkos. Mike Holts new Illustrated Changes books are like that.

At Mike Holts Chicago EC&M code change seminar last week, there was a CMP 3 rep there (responsible for Chapter 3) He was asked if there was a logical order to the layout in chapter 3, answer was no. But there are all even numbers so new ones can be added.

#78600 - 10/22/01 09:10 PM Re: 2002 NEC
Fred Offline

Registered: 04/30/01
Posts: 461
Loc: Straughn, IN 47387
Tom, "where was this inspector for the 1999 code?". He was working in a factory then.

#78601 - 10/23/01 08:28 PM Re: 2002 NEC
sparky66wv Offline

Registered: 11/17/00
Posts: 2334
Loc: West Virginia
Picked up a copy today...

Boy that Article 80 sure seems, well powerful...

The blanks sort of caught me off guard... And had me puzzled for a while... Just looks weird..(write your own code!)

The SI units are reasonable in that they don't translate to the hundred-thousanths (6mm roughly equals 1/4" rather than saying 0.23622...") makes it more intuitive...

I haven't got much past Article 80 yet...

[This message has been edited by sparky66wv (edited 10-23-2001).]


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