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The Code

There is no "Residential Electrical Code." The National Electrical Code embraces both residential and commercial uses of electricity. There are, however, handbooks and "pocket guides" that should enable you to understand the portions of the code that apply to residential construction.
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Analysis of Code Changes
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Code Handbooks

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Code Check

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Pocket Guides to the Code

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Reference Standards
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Engineering

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Project Management

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In 1879 Edison presented the electric light bulb and the claim that it posed no fire danger whatsoever.
Specification Writing

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In1896 representatives from a variety of national and international organizations met in New York City and recognized that the five existing codes should collectively be used as a basis for a single code.
Code Commentary

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Contractors Guide

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Estimation

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In 1889, New York City the Board of Commissioners began to issue periodic rules and regulations that primarily governed outdoor wiring by utility companies. In 1913, it published the first set of rules and regulations for all electrical installations.
Inspection

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The Code
Analysis of Code Changes
Code Handbooks
Code Check
Pocket Guides to the Code
Code Commentary
Contractors Guide
Estimation
Inspection

Reference Standards
Engineering
Project Management
Specification Writing
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OSHA

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What Code Do You Need?
To determine the construction code to follow, contact the local Building Department or Land Use authority with  jurisdiction where the land is located.  In addition, you may need to acquire copies of State or local jurisdiction's amendments to these Codes.  In some States and local jurisdictions there may be a separate additional State code.  Besides construction codes, the jurisdiction may have zoning ordinances, land use codes, and covenants may restrict land use, type, and manner of contruction allowed.

Prior to purchasing any land, we recommend that you use the Disaster Risks Locator,  a free service offered by a company under contract to FEMA, to help identify some disaster threats that a property may be subject to. 


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