National Electrical Installation Standards

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Friday, November 2, 2018

Question:

Gentlemen, your doing a great service,,, Thursday answer referencing the 2014 and the 2017 NEC are wonderful.. We need to know which code your answering from out here in the wild.   Every day which NEC code your referencing should be stated before each and every answer.  In new York state we will probably not see the 2017 NEC in use but as we did last time 2008 skip to the 2014.. we  will skip the 2017 and wait for the 2020 NEC  to be put into law…Many who read thin daily email I New York State do not know which NEC cycle your referencing and assume it to be correct for our State which is still using the 2014 and will till the next three years I think. Thanks for your insights on the 2017 NEC, Many thanks,

Bill Schell
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Answer:

Hey Bill thanks for your comment and the kind words. At the bottom of each code question and answer is the note shown below. Our answers are usually based on the latest NEC published and if not, it will be noted. It would be great if the latest edition was universally adopted everywhere at the same time but unfortunately that is not the case.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: All answers are based on the latest edition of the National Electrical Code®, unless the question requests a response based on a specific edition. This correspondence is not a formal interpretation of the NEC®. Any responses expressed to the questions are opinions and do not necessarily represent the official position of NECA, NFPA, or any technical committee. In addition, this correspondence is neither intended, nor should it be relied upon, to provide professional consultation or services.

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IMPORTANT NOTICE: All answers are based on the latest edition of the National Electrical Code®, unless the question requests a response based on a specific edition. This correspondence is not a formal interpretation of the NEC®. Any responses expressed to the questions are opinions and do not necessarily represent the official position of NECA, NFPA, or any technical committee. In addition, this correspondence is neither intended, nor should it be relied upon, to provide professional consultation or services.

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