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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Charlie Trout is a nationally-known NEC expert and author. He served on three different National Electrical Code-Making Panels and is past chairman of CMP-12. He is also a member of the NECA Codes & Standards Committee. In 2006 Charlie Trout won the prestigious Coggeshall Award, given to recognize outstanding contributions to the electrical contracting industry in the technical and training area.
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