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    Free PDF version of the 2011 NEC

    In the back of the the 2011 NEC is a small paper flag with a limited time offer for a free PDF version of the 2011 NEC. You enter a code on the paper flag and then take an online survey, it took me three minutes.
    You are directed to a log in page at the NFPA and then can download the PDF and a special software program to install the PDF version.
    Keep in mind the electronic version of the NEC will not be available.
    I asked Mark Early (NPFA Chief Electrical Engineer) about the free version, and he stated its not in all the 2011 NEC,s I checked several today and it was.
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    Thanks for the info. So you need to buy the code book to get this paper flag? Did you download the PDF?
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    What is the time limit, I was not going to buy a 2011 NEC until after christmas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by infinity View Post
    Thanks for the info. So you need to buy the code book to get this paper flag? Did you download the PDF?
    Yes its bound into the volume. After you complete the survey you are sent to the NFPA website to download it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jumper View Post
    What is the time limit, I was not going to buy a 2011 NEC until after christmas.
    Don't know. I suspect the card not in all the 2011 NECs. The ink is still wet on mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tom baker View Post
    Yes its bound into the volume. After you complete the survey you are sent to the NFPA website to download it.
    Is this a searchable, copyable PDF or like the PITA on the NFPA site.
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    is it in the handbook as well?
    when did they change that?
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    Its a standard PDF that is locked to one computer.
    Handbook is not available yet.
    I downloaded my copy today.
    Whats interesting is one of the survey questions is "what online resources do you use" one of the answers is "Forums (Mike Holt)
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    I have a PDF copy of the 2008 NEC that I got from my NFPA online code subscription. It is a searchable PDF that is not tied to any one PC. I did have to install an add-on to Adobe Reader.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tom baker View Post
    In the back of the the 2011 NEC is a small paper flag
    You are actually holding a 2011 NEC. I pre-ordered mine from the NFPA, available in October. How did you get yours?

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