As a contractor, why worry? Wire according to the 2002 NEC, and it, hopefully, will be in excess of that required in 1993. GFCIs within 6' of kitchen sink? 2002 is more strict. Ampacity of wire? Should be the same. etc............
Anyone think of a rule that would be a problem?
Re: 93 NEC needed#84985 05/22/0305:53 PM05/22/0305:53 PM
I have tried that approach. The head inspector says that to do something that is permitted by a later Code is a legal issue. He feels that it would be breaking the law and he will not open himself nor the inspection department up to a legal challenge. As far as he is concerned there is no Code past the 93.
I just tried to wire a hot tub using NM-B from the panel to the DC then PVC to the tub. No go, conduit all the way from the panel. No room to negotiate even though this would have been Code compliant under the 02.
I also believe that the circuit requirements for bathrooms are significantly different.
[This message has been edited by Jim M (edited 05-22-2003).]
Re: 93 NEC needed#84986 05/23/0307:56 PM05/23/0307:56 PM
Rick, One issue that comes to mind is supporting boxes in t-bar ceilings. If memory serves me correctly, there was a drastic change between the ’96 and ’99 codes. The ’96 required rigid support of boxes and it could not be attached to the ceiling system. The ’99 allowed the use of ceiling wire support provided it was attached to the ceiling system. I don’t have these code books with me to check but that’s how I remember it. This would be a case of the later code making things more lenient and a possible problem with Jim M’s AHJ.
Re: 93 NEC needed#84987 06/01/0310:09 PM06/01/0310:09 PM