National Electrical Installation Standards

Standards as High as Your Own

Monday, December 10, 2018


Re: CQD answer published Tuesday, November 27, 2018 -

Good morning,

Your answer to yesterday's question was quite factual.  The problem is, you failed to answer the question completely.  The exception to 680.25 that was present in the 2011 NEC was removed through the process but was inadvertently not removed from the text of the 2014 first printing. It was however noted in the Errata No.: 70-14-2, items 31 and 32. It would not have been present in subsequent printings.  We try really hard to get stuff right, but we're still human!  Now, if we could only get every area of our great land on to the current, 2017 NEC, what a victory for electrical safety that would be!  Thanks for trying hard every day to provide us with answers to our questions.

Grant Hammett



Hey Grant thanks for your comment and the kind words. You are correct, the exception would actually not appear in later editions. A good example of us being human as you mention. Completely agree with getting the latest edition of the NEC adopted everywhere, we all need to keep sharing that concept with those that are involved in the adoption process.

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