do you guys think having the nec as the state law (it is in my state) but there being little if any enforcement of the code unless an accident happens, helps or hurts good contractors and or electricians.
Its adopted here in NJ too, but its not lawit is adopted as state law in ohio, i would guess other places as well. even though i have never been in a building where i haven't found code violations, even new state inspected buildings.
Adopted as a regulation.it is adopted as state law in ohio, i would guess other places as well. even though i have never been in a building where i haven't found code violations, even new state inspected buildings.
Curious, if you don't comply with the standard, did you break a law?Its a STANDARD!
The*National Electrical Code*(NEC), or*NFPA 70, is a regionally adoptable standard for the safe installation of*electrical wiring*and equipment in the*United States. It is part of the National Fire Codes series published by the*National Fire Protection Association(NFPA), a private*trade association.*Despite the use of the term "national", it is not a*federal law. It is typically adopted by*statesand municipalities in an effort to standardize their enforcement of safe electrical practices.*In some cases, the NEC is amended, altered and may even be rejected in lieu of regional regulations as voted on by local governing bodies.
The "authority having jurisdiction" inspects for compliance with these minimum standards
States can adopt part or whole of the NEC
or not adopt it at all
Texting and Driving
Only if someone dies....Curious, if you don't comply with the standard, did you break a law?