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#84979 - 05/21/03 07:59 PM 93 NEC needed
Jim M Offline

Registered: 08/10/01
Posts: 453
Loc: Chestertown, MD, USA
I have just started to deal with a jurisdiction that is still using the 93 NEC. I have misplaced my copy in the recent move. If anyone has one that they would like to sell please let me know.

Thanks for not laughing too hard.


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#84980 - 05/21/03 08:08 PM Re: 93 NEC needed
Ron Offline

Registered: 03/13/02
Posts: 577
Loc: White Plains, NY

#84981 - 05/22/03 09:06 AM Re: 93 NEC needed
dana1028 Offline

Registered: 01/09/02
Posts: 163
Loc: San Carlos, CA
Jim - just so you know...I spotted that eBay '93 a couple of days ago and plan on bidding on it as well. Been looking for a '93 for 'bout a month now.

[This message has been edited by dana1028 (edited 05-22-2003).]

#84982 - 05/22/03 12:55 PM Re: 93 NEC needed
HotLine1 Offline


Registered: 04/03/02
Posts: 6804
Loc: Brick, NJ USA
I have a '93 Handbook, McGraw Hill/McPartland; if you're interested.
Probably have a '93 NEC at the shop
If ya want it let me know.

#84983 - 05/22/03 02:20 PM Re: 93 NEC needed
Jim M Offline

Registered: 08/10/01
Posts: 453
Loc: Chestertown, MD, USA

I will buy either one, but would prefer the Handbook. Let me know via email.


#84984 - 05/22/03 03:14 PM Re: 93 NEC needed
rmiell Offline

Registered: 11/09/00
Posts: 261
Loc: La Junta, Co. USA
As a contractor, why worry? Wire according to the 2002 NEC, and it, hopefully, will be in excess of that required in 1993. GFCIs within 6' of kitchen sink? 2002 is more strict. Ampacity of wire? Should be the same. etc............

Anyone think of a rule that would be a problem?

Rick Miell

#84985 - 05/22/03 03:53 PM Re: 93 NEC needed
Jim M Offline

Registered: 08/10/01
Posts: 453
Loc: Chestertown, MD, USA

I have tried that approach. The head inspector says that to do something that is permitted by a later Code is a legal issue. He feels that it would be breaking the law and he will not open himself nor the inspection department up to a legal challenge. As far as he is concerned there is no Code past the 93.

I just tried to wire a hot tub using NM-B from the panel to the DC then PVC to the tub. No go, conduit all the way from the panel. No room to negotiate even though this would have been Code compliant under the 02.

I also believe that the circuit requirements for bathrooms are significantly different.

[This message has been edited by Jim M (edited 05-22-2003).]

#84986 - 05/23/03 05:56 PM Re: 93 NEC needed
Nick Offline

Registered: 08/13/01
Posts: 603
Loc: Riverside, CA
One issue that comes to mind is supporting boxes in t-bar ceilings. If memory serves me correctly, there was a drastic change between the ’96 and ’99 codes. The ’96 required rigid support of boxes and it could not be attached to the ceiling system. The ’99 allowed the use of ceiling wire support provided it was attached to the ceiling system. I don’t have these code books with me to check but that’s how I remember it. This would be a case of the later code making things more lenient and a possible problem with Jim M’s AHJ.

#84987 - 06/01/03 08:09 PM Re: 93 NEC needed
Steve T Offline

Registered: 02/14/01
Posts: 312
Loc: Oak Park, IL, USA

you can always exceed the code without there being a legal problem. Later codes will not be less stringent than older codes.

Is the inspector going to tell you that you can't install a separate 20 amp circuit for the bathroom because the 93 code doesn't say so?


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