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#84192 - 03/14/03 11:32 AM What Edition of the NEC do you use?
Joe Tedesco Offline

Registered: 10/07/00
Posts: 3325
Loc: Boston, Massachusetts USA
I am searching for information as to what edition of the NEC is used in your area starting with the 1999 edition back?

Are there any areas still using the 1996, 1993, 1990, or 1987 editions?

Don't laugh, I heard of one city a while ago who was still using the 1968 NEC!
Joe Tedesco, NEC Consultant

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#84193 - 03/14/03 03:30 PM Re: What Edition of the NEC do you use?
russ m Offline

Registered: 02/22/03
Posts: 165
Loc: Burbank,IL,USA

We use the 2000 Chicago, which is about the same as the 1999 NEC.
When I started inspecting here in Burbank IL back in 1998, we were still useing the 1969 Chicago code. It's nice to be back to the future, sort of.


#84194 - 03/14/03 05:11 PM Re: What Edition of the NEC do you use?
ccdave Offline

Registered: 01/27/03
Posts: 61
Loc: culver city,calif. usa
Joe: mainly "96" but slowly moving to "99".
some of the combo inspectors here carried both 93 and 96 when I got here.A punch list was made for them by somebody? with ref. to both editions.I,ve changed that.

#84195 - 03/14/03 05:45 PM Re: What Edition of the NEC do you use?
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Registered: 04/03/02
Posts: 6792
Loc: Brick, NJ USA
New Jersey is using '99 NEC in the UCC.
Hope to go to '02 soon; right Harold???


#84196 - 03/14/03 07:58 PM Re: What Edition of the NEC do you use?
Scott35 Offline

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Registered: 10/19/00
Posts: 2724
Loc: Anaheim, CA. USA
Current CEC (California Electrical Code) is built on the '99 NEC, so I would have to answer " '99 NEC "

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#84197 - 03/14/03 08:16 PM Re: What Edition of the NEC do you use?
Bill Addiss Offline

Registered: 10/07/00
Posts: 4196
Loc: NY, USA

'99 in NY State as of July 2002, '93 before that.
(this was a largely unknown fact!)


#84198 - 03/14/03 09:22 PM Re: What Edition of the NEC do you use?
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Registered: 02/06/03
Posts: 938
Loc: Wi/ Paris France { France for ...
state of wisconsin :

can be one of 3 verison 93, 96 and 99 verison but right now phasing in 02 soon after the master electrican get up to the speed and inspecter also but really it very istering to deal depend on area it will fall in and i am on both latter part (96 and 99) but addition to the local codes too

merci marc
Pas de problme,il marche n'est-ce pas?"(No problem, it works doesn't it?)

#84199 - 03/15/03 11:08 AM Re: What Edition of the NEC do you use?
harold endean Offline

Registered: 02/16/02
Posts: 2248
Loc: Boonton, NJ

We are using the 1999 NEC but ANY DAY NOW we should be changing to the 2002. I have been hearing ANY DAY NOW since last July! The big fight here in this state ( I think) is the AFCI debate. However I won't get started on that one. It is being discussed ever where on every board.


P.S. Still trying to find someone to cover for me here.

#84200 - 03/15/03 01:55 PM Re: What Edition of the NEC do you use?
Nick Offline

Registered: 08/13/01
Posts: 603
Loc: Riverside, CA
Like Scott said we are using the 2001 CEC (‘99Nec) here in California. However, the job I am just starting was approved by the city before the adoption of the current code so we are still stuck on the ’98 CEC (’96 CEC) for a while longer.

#84201 - 03/17/03 05:43 AM Re: What Edition of the NEC do you use?
Big A Offline

Registered: 01/22/03
Posts: 47
Loc: Lynchburg, VA
Hello All,

Virginia, being the Commonwealth that it is, has independent cities. Meaning that the cities are completly separate from the counties. So the locality determines the code you are working from. In my city, we are on the 1996 NEC and it's rumored that we will jump right to the 2002 NEC this fall. Of course, that's what they said last year.

If I'm not mistaken, the state just changed from the 1996 NEC to the 1999 NEC as far as testing for your license.

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