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Minimum Requirement #96808
12/28/05 03:53 PM
12/28/05 03:53 PM
JoeRossi  Offline OP
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 26
Washington, NJ
Dose anyone know if the NEC2002/2005 still states that the code is minimum requirement?
I know it has always been said and I thought I read it one time.

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Re: Minimum Requirement #96809
12/28/05 04:09 PM
12/28/05 04:09 PM
Ron  Offline
Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 582
White Plains, NY
I think 90.1 is as close as you'll get.

Re: Minimum Requirement #96810
12/28/05 07:18 PM
12/28/05 07:18 PM
HotLine1  Online Content

Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 6,935
Brick, NJ USA
Yes, but be careful of using "minimum", as in some instances it is "maximum".


Re: Minimum Requirement #96811
12/30/05 11:15 AM
12/30/05 11:15 AM
electricman2  Offline
Joined: Nov 2003
Posts: 269
Thomasville, NC USA
It's also a "permissive document". If it doesn't say you can't, then you can. [Linked Image]

Re: Minimum Requirement #96812
12/31/05 02:43 AM
12/31/05 02:43 AM
George  Offline
Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 375
The code consists of rules rather than objectives:

1) It never states an objective goal. Since the goal is not determinable, it is impossible to find a minumin.

2) It consists of parts which are viewed by engineers as unsafe. One easily demonstrable such part is the rating of wires without reagard to the surrounding insulation. It is possilbe to add enough insulation to walls so that the wiring in the insulation achieves temperatures above the design temperature. It appears that the code is on the wrong side of safe.


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