It’s the Intent of the Code That Really Matters

It’s the Intent of the Code That Really Matters

Interpreting the intent of the National Electrical Code

All references are based on the 2014 edition of the NEC.

One of the most important lessons I’ve learned from teaching the Code — and trying to explain the meaning of the words behind a specific rule — is that sometimes you can’t take the words too literally. If you do, they just won’t make any sense. In fact, I quite often find myself needing to explain the “intended” meaning of the words rather than the “literal” presentation. This can be difficult at times because y

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