The first User's Guide to the National Electrical Code(R) explains basic principles of the NEC(R)! NFPA's 2002 Edition details and explains the basic NEC principles you must know to work effectively with the world's most widely used building code! Written by H. Brooke Stauffer, Director of Codes & Standards at the National Electrical Contractor's Association, User's Guide to the National Electric Code is the ideal starting point for electrical apprentices, and a useful reference for experienced pros. Launch your career in the electrical field-or get the NEC background you've been missing! Learn how to find your way around the 2002 NEC through text explaining: What's covered in each chapter of the NEC. Use it alongside your 2002 Code!
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