Around here?:roll:Oh no it wouldn't, we would find something to go on about.
Just think from 1953,to 1959,there was a new code every year:roll:
They're printed every year, even to this day. They just issue them under 3-year titles.
I happen to have a 1960 NEC. No surprise it's the same as the '59.
I have a 1957. I can't find any difference between it and my '56. And my '55 is a reprint of the '53.
The minimum principle still applies even when dealing with new technology. Wiring for an Ion drive is not yet covered in the NEC but it isn't prohibited either. If the techniques meet or exceed the existing state of the art then the install is acceptable.They are NOW, but what do you do with a technology that ISN'T in the Code? There was a time that the Code doesn't address most of what's in your NEC now.
Really to the heart of the issue. Political bureaucrats and Liability lawyers want lines drawn to create criminal and civil regulations. The PBs want solid lines a cop can understand to jail and fine people. The LLs want fuzzy lines to litigate. But they both want lines rather than results.<snip>
These days, it seems every non-electrician wants things spelled out to the Nth degree, just so they can second-guess the sparky. The NEC is being applied in areas for which it was never intended .... witness the insurance companies that won't insure a house with less than a 100-amp service, let alone K&T and fuses!
The NFPA is not the AHJ, and it's time AHJ's stopped hiding behind it.
I love my 1993 codebook. It's the older smaller book. I don't like the larger books they have now.The State still doesn't have to adopt the latest code.
Heck, here in Illinois we still have one State Agency going by the 1993 codes. That's the other end of the specturm. I think they are just too cheap to buy new code books.
Can you imagine what its like trying to have to try and find the 1993 versions of NFPA codes every time a violation is cited?
How about Munro And Jamieson's Pocket Book of Electrical Rules & Tables? (1888, if you're wondering) It addresses gutta phercha.
thanks i did google gutta Phercha..good info.:grin: http://www.thomasedison.com/enlightened.html