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!
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.
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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.
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