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NEC, Bring Back the old style smaller version! #86895
12/22/03 01:28 PM
12/22/03 01:28 PM
Joe Tedesco  Offline OP
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Boston, Massachusetts USA
I wish that NFPA would bring back the smaller version of the NEC.

I miss having that handy size!


Joe Tedesco, NEC Consultant
2017 / 2014 NEC & Related Books and Study Guides
Re: NEC, Bring Back the old style smaller version! #86896
12/22/03 05:00 PM
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Electricmanscott  Offline
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Holden, MA USA
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.

Re: NEC, Bring Back the old style smaller version! #86897
12/22/03 05:39 PM
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earlydean  Offline
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Griswold, CT, USA
Either 3 inches thick, or print so small you need a magnifying glass to read it.


Earl
Re: NEC, Bring Back the old style smaller version! #86898
12/22/03 05:41 PM
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Ryan_J  Offline
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Greetings Earl. Its good to see you here. You'll be a valued resource.


Ryan Jackson,
Salt Lake City
Re: NEC, Bring Back the old style smaller version! #86899
12/22/03 06:19 PM
12/22/03 06:19 PM
Bill Addiss  Offline
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NY, USA
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!

[Linked Image]
Bill

Re: NEC, Bring Back the old style smaller version! #86900
12/22/03 06:21 PM
12/22/03 06:21 PM
Bill Addiss  Offline
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PS, if it would be as thick as Graingers catalog forget what I said above.

[Linked Image]
Bill

Re: NEC, Bring Back the old style smaller version! #86901
12/22/03 07:32 PM
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Roger  Offline
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N.C.
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.

Roger

Re: NEC, Bring Back the old style smaller version! #86902
12/22/03 08:47 PM
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macmikeman  Offline
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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.

Re: NEC, Bring Back the old style smaller version! #86903
12/23/03 06:38 AM
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sparky  Offline
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maybe they could have a seperate book just for all the exceptions?

Re: NEC, Bring Back the old style smaller version! #86904
12/23/03 10:38 AM
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SvenNYC  Offline
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New York City
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.

[threadjack]
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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