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#86895 - 12/22/03 10:28 AM NEC, Bring Back the old style smaller version!
Joe Tedesco Offline
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I wish that NFPA would bring back the smaller version of the NEC.

I miss having that handy size!
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#86896 - 12/22/03 02:00 PM Re: NEC, Bring Back the old style smaller version!
Electricmanscott Offline
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Does this fall under "Old dogs new tricks?" I like the new size. Anyone familiar with a Grainger catalog? I think the NEC would be getting close to that thickness if it was the old size.

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#86897 - 12/22/03 02:39 PM Re: NEC, Bring Back the old style smaller version!
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Either 3 inches thick, or print so small you need a magnifying glass to read it.
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#86898 - 12/22/03 02:41 PM Re: NEC, Bring Back the old style smaller version!
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Greetings Earl. Its good to see you here. You'll be a valued resource.
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#86899 - 12/22/03 03:19 PM Re: NEC, Bring Back the old style smaller version!
Bill Addiss Offline
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Joe,

Maybe the smaller book is easier to carry around, but the bigger format that lays flat is better for the office.

Ditto to Ryan's post
Welcome Earl!


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#86900 - 12/22/03 03:21 PM Re: NEC, Bring Back the old style smaller version!
Bill Addiss Offline
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PS, if it would be as thick as Graingers catalog forget what I said above.


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#86901 - 12/22/03 04:32 PM Re: NEC, Bring Back the old style smaller version!
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Registered: 05/18/02
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I remember not thinking much of the new size when it came out in 99, but I've grown to appreciate it for the print size as I age.

Thinking about it being the size of the Grainger catalog is really scary.

I would also like to say welcome to Earl.

Roger

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#86902 - 12/22/03 05:47 PM Re: NEC, Bring Back the old style smaller version!
macmikeman Offline
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Registered: 07/16/02
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I wish the code book would revert back to the good ole days when I could size a conductor for a job by looking in one table for 3 current carrying wires in raceway, and not have to perform 3 seperate alternate calculations to get the best answer. Also I knew how many wires of type thhn for a given size fit into a 3/4" conduit by looking in one single spot in chapter 9. However if the old ways resulted in more fires across the country, then I guess its Aidios old friend, and on with the new.

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#86903 - 12/23/03 03:38 AM Re: NEC, Bring Back the old style smaller version!
sparky Offline
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maybe they could have a seperate book just for all the exceptions?

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#86904 - 12/23/03 07:38 AM Re: NEC, Bring Back the old style smaller version!
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The 1999 NEC is the size of a phone book. I have the soft-cover version -- only type that was available for sale at the NYC Government bookstore plus the local ammendments.

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Has anyone ever written a "WHY" book on the NEC? As to why such and such a rule has been established?[/threadjack]

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