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#14392 - 09/22/02 08:13 AM Your local codes  
Electricmanscott  Offline
Joined: Jan 2002
Posts: 1,457
Holden, MA USA
I see alot of questions and answers regarding "we are required by our code" or simmilar statements. I am wondering , and perhaps this has been covered, what code you are using. What I mean is here in Mass we use the NEC with Massachusetts amendments which are official rules not just the whims of cowboy inspectors. Anybody care to enlighten me?

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#14393 - 09/22/02 08:30 AM Re: Your local codes  
scjohn  Offline
Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 74
charleston, SC, USA
Here in SC the nec is the minnimum requirements. The local munic. have the option to go beyond, not below the nec. But if they do, they must have it in written documentation, not just what they want that day.

#14394 - 09/22/02 10:12 AM Re: Your local codes  
txsparky  Offline
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 552
Magnolia,.Texas U.S.A.
In 1 city I work in,they do not allow 14 guage wire or armored cable


#14395 - 09/22/02 11:03 AM Re: Your local codes  
harold endean  Offline
Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 2,233
Boonton, NJ
Here in NJ we use the NEC. However the state does amend it a little bit, such as AFCI are not required as of yet. For the most part though everything else is just what you see in the NEC.

#14396 - 09/22/02 12:23 PM Re: Your local codes  
stamcon  Offline
Joined: Mar 2001
Posts: 329
So San Francisco CA
California currently is using the 98 California Electric Code, which is based on the 96 NEC. Some individual cities have their own modifications to the CEC. Starting Nov 1, the 2001 California Electric Code, which is based on the 99 NEC, shall be enforced.

#14397 - 09/22/02 12:31 PM Re: Your local codes  
sparky  Offline
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 5,311
Usually VT adopts before this time of year, i was under the impression we were in the 02', i guess there's a lot of squibbling...

we do have state rules ammending the NEC, usually to tighter specs.....

the cowboys.....well i guess there'll allways be some...... [Linked Image]

I will say it pays to take note of local protocal, as i learned in Greenfield Ma. 15 yrs ago, having been made to change EVERY staple in a 5000 sq. ft. house to insulated ones...... [Linked Image]

#14398 - 09/22/02 01:07 PM Re: Your local codes  
Tom  Offline
Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 1,044
Shinnston, WV USA
Here in the Mountain State, we are currently using the 1999 NEC with no modifications that I know of. Of course, that doesn't include some of the things that some inspectors dream up. [Linked Image]

However, when installing service entrances in the Allegheney Power service area, they require the service entrance to meet the lateest edition of the NEC, so that part would be the 2002 NEC.


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