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    American Electrician's Handbook

    Was wondering if anyone is familiar with the American Electrician's Handbook. I'm taking the Virginia State exam later this week & that book is allowed into the exam along with the NEC book. Just wondering if there's any useful info in it or am I better off just sticking to the NEC.

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    That Handbook is full of good information, but I do not know how it will relate to the Virginia or any other NEC exam.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ptonsparky View Post
    That Handbook is full of good information, but I do not know how it will relate to the Virginia or any other NEC exam.
    I have one from about 1985. Lots of good information in it, but doubtful it will be all that helpful for an exam that is supposedly NEC oriented, vs using NEC itself.
    I live for today, I'm just a day behind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chicagosparky View Post
    Was wondering if anyone is familiar with the American Electrician's Handbook. I'm taking the Virginia State exam later this week & that book is allowed into the exam along with the NEC book. Just wondering if there's any useful info in it or am I better off just sticking to the NEC.
    can you take both?

    I don't think you are going to have time to look up every answer in any book but answer the easy ones and then use the book(s) to answer the hard ones.
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    I can take both. Guess if it's worthwhile to bring both, then I will.

    Thank you.

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    It's the only other book beside the NEC that's allowed when you take the test here. I always took a copy, but never used them.

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    I would become familiar with it before exam time. Like starting a month ago.
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    Day late & a dollar short, story of my life

    I feel comfortable with the NEC & have been using Mike's online quizzes so I'll give it a shot.

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