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    2011 PDF Version of NEC

    I purchased a spiral version of the 2011 NEC and it has the yellow sticker offering the free PDF version of the 2011 NEC. So I go to look at the back cover for the insert with the promotion code and instructions for download....nothing there! I was at a continuing education class and everyone with the soft cover version had the insert but no one with the spiral version did. I emailed the NFPA about it and they said they didn't sell a spiral version ! So I went to the NFPA's web site and sure enough they only sell a 3 ring binder version of the code( as a loose leaf version).
    So......the MEA (Minnesota Electrical Association), where I purchased it, must purchase the pages from the NFPA and then inserts a spiral on the pages. It has all the identical pages...inside back and front cover advertising and everything. I wonder if I will be able to get the free download some how?

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    Well, that didn't take long - it's not even 2011 before it malfunctioned...

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    Quote Originally Posted by George Stolz View Post
    Well, that didn't take long - it's not even 2011 before it malfunctioned...
    Are you saying that you down loaded it and it would not open?
    "Electricity is really just organized lightning." George Carlin


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    I bought the 2008 awhile back, and every week or so it would freak out and do this.

    Now, I've downloaded the 2011 about... a month ago? It opened several times just fine, and then this morning it freaked out.

    In the past, I had to keep calling or writing NFPA, and they would allow me to throw my old one in the trash and re-download it. After three miscues on the '08 I got my money back. It looks as though the FileOpen DRM crud they smear on it still doesn't work right.

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    I have not had any problems with 2011 pdf. What is your OS?
    "Electricity is really just organized lightning." George Carlin


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    Mac OS 10.5.8
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    Adobe Acrobat 9.0.0

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    Methinks every NEC sold with the yellow sticker will allow only a certain number of downloads per issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 480sparky View Post
    Methinks every NEC sold with the yellow sticker will allow only a certain number of downloads per issue.
    That is true, but once it was installed it should not be crashing/malfunctioning.
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    I have to laugh at all you guys who camp out in front of the supply house waiting for it to open and sell you a 2011 code book. It's all well and good to become familiar with the changes but where has it been adopted into use? I think most have at least until 2014 to get a copy and read through it. Even then there will be a lot of jurisdictions one or two cycles behind and learning anything other than what you are using can lead to confusion. I wouldn't even bother with the '11 unless I knew it was going to be adopted soon where I'm working.

    -Hal
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    Quote Originally Posted by George Stolz View Post
    Mac OS 10.5.8
    Adobe Reader 8.1.2
    Adobe Acrobat 9.0.0
    I can not help, I only know windows.
    "Electricity is really just organized lightning." George Carlin


    Derek

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