So, I just received the NJATC code changes book I ordered a few days ago titled "Significant Changes to the NEC 2011" and I must say, it seems a little extra-ordinarily thick this time around. I was hoping for an easy read, but it looks like I will be logging some major bathroom library time over the next several days. BTW, Amazon has the 2011 code book and the Handbook priced less than the NFPA does even with its member discount and with free shipping to boot. I think the NFPA wanted like another $12.00 for regular UPS ground shipping.
Haven't even seen the 2011. But know it will be in effect Jan,1,2011 here, with amendments.
K-Jay, Any iside skinny on it?
Lee, I have no idea what MA has up their sleeve this time around. I haven't even seen a draft of the amendments yet. Iím going to have to browse the state website to see if I can locate a copy of them.
I am still waiting for the handbook CD and that is even farther down the road. I am still not sure why they make the CD is so much more expensive than the book. You certainly can't print, bind and ship a book as cheaply as you can press a CD. AOL used to give CDs away for free as an advertising gimmick.
I suppose it is the old George Carlin line "because they can".
The only change book I have so far is Mike Holt's. It is about the same size as the 2008 one. I won't see the NJATC one until I go to class in Indianapolis in late December.
As far as the new soft cover NEC, I don't like the paper...much to slick and shiny.
The PDF version could use a much better index where you could go directly to a section. It only lets you go directly to a Chapter. They need to go back to the index method that they used for the 99 PDF.