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Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Question:

Good Afternoon,

We appreciate the daily dose of Code. It keeps us healthy. Here's a question that many can relate to. Why is the same year of the NEC not adopted each state or adopting agency? It is challenging to say the least working in many jurisdictions that are all on a different edition of the Code.

Bill Forte

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Answer:

Bill,

Thanks for participating. All we can say is, we feel your pain. Each jurisdiction has established adoption processes that are all on different schedules and agendas. There are several reasons too numerous to enumerate. It is important to learn which edition of the NEC is being enforced in each were working in those jurisdictions. Then there are local electrical rules or amendments...wow. Lots to keep up with. If it is in question, contact the local building department for the correct information. 

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