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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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Does this fall under "Old dogs new tricks?" [Linked Image] 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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Either 3 inches thick, or print so small you need a magnifying glass to read it.


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Greetings Earl. Its good to see you here. You'll be a valued resource.


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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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PS, if it would be as thick as Graingers catalog forget what I said above.

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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. [Linked Image]

Thinking about it being the size of the Grainger catalog is really scary. [Linked Image] [Linked Image]

I would also like to say welcome to Earl.

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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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maybe they could have a seperate book just for all the exceptions?

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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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