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NFPA 70 2014 Electrical Standards

10/23/2016 3:39 AM

hi fellows,

can anybody share soft copy of NFPA 70 2014 electrical standards?

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10/23/2016 4:33 AM

I’m sure you can buy a copy, I’ll sell you mine when the 2017 edition is published.

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10/23/2016 4:46 AM

NO!

Find your own copy.

If you are so helpless that you can't purchase your own copy, or find it on the internet, then you don't really need one, do you?

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10/23/2016 5:42 AM

I am out of cash, so can't buy.......that's why looking for free soft copy

I know how to search also , you think you are the only genius here?

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10/23/2016 6:07 AM

Such an act would be in breach of copyright law in most jurisdictions. That is why the invitation is being declined.

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10/24/2016 12:49 AM

send me a link to prove that,

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10/23/2016 6:12 PM

If money is a problem, it may be worth trying the library of a local city or college. I have found they can be willing to let you study documents on-site, even if they do not extend borrowing facility. Our city library has access to national standards on a terminal.

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10/24/2016 10:00 AM

Given all the questions you ask us about your work you should be rolling in surplus cash.

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10/24/2016 10:31 AM

Agree with you on the less consulted code books, such as NFPA 79, but NFPA 70, the NEC, is so widely used, that as mentioned in my previous post, you can get any part of it for free by Googling a question on the portion you need, and also at least 2 dozen professional interpretations of same by 2 dozen manufacturers who want to sell you parts. And, yes, that is a good thing, as reading the NEC does not always answer you questions. This is probably the most "gray" code I use regularly. What is that saying - "I know you believe you understand what you think the NEC says...." I would say NFPA 70 is the one exception to your statement. Give him your usual response and tell him to Google his questions - it does work for this code. And, it is the most reliable way to get a good interpretation, short of calling an NEC inspector, as I doubt there are that many experts in this forum.

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10/24/2016 1:13 PM

NEC has been adopted by all 50 states and the vast majority of cities in them.

I have looked at three different sites this morning that all have them available, free of charge.

However, the gauntlet has been thrown, which precludes my ever helping the OP.

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10/25/2016 6:12 PM

Actually nearly all the NFPA standards and codes are readable in their entirety for free, you just have to use your favorite search engine to find them.

Hint, they're all in one spot, and it's mentioned in the above text.

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10/25/2016 2:39 AM

is this professional to use word "clown" for someone who has asked some support?

if you dont want to support simply dont reply.......

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10/25/2016 9:03 AM

Statement rescinded, with apologies.

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10/25/2016 6:29 PM

I wouldn't apologize for someone's laziness especially when all the info. is readily available on the Internet. But then that's my personal opinion.

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10/25/2016 3:51 PM

To be fair, we get a LOT of people posting in this (and other) forums asking for "free" copies of copyrighted materials or "hacks" for protected software, things like that. It actually puts the hosts of the websites at serious legal risk to facilitate this sort of transaction. So his comment (which I cannot read because it has been deleted) ostensibly using the term "clown", likely reflected his consternation at your not fully reading the rules and being willing to put this entire operation at risk of being shut down, which does harm to everyone. In other forum sites where I am an admin, we would have simply deleted your post and permanently banned you for requesting illegal activities.

So another way to look at this is that you got off easy with just an "inappropriate" comment from Lyn as a slap on the wrist...

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10/23/2016 10:12 AM

Sorry, but if you had taken the time and effort to search you would have found access to it for free on the web (and it's legal).

Keep your attitude to yourself; we're helpful to those who have exerted some effort and gotten stuck, and intolerant (as you have seen firsthand) to those who obviously haven't.

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10/24/2016 8:24 AM

While I do have a copy sitting on my desk, I find if you Google what you need an answer on and mention NEC, you can get small sections of it without ever buying it. Plus, most sections have good interpretations from electrical parts distributors available under the same Google. So, unless you have a burning desire to read the whole thing, a copy really isn't necessary.

I design process skid controls and Google every thing I think I need a refresher on, particularly the hazardous atmosphere sections, which after 25 years, we can still get situations a bit different than encountered in the past. Also, you get a small section of it, usually in PDF, that is easy to print, should you want to save a particular section.

I keep that mentioned copy on my desk only to highlight important sections, after Googling it, and record the section and general description in the blank section at the back. Really, even that could be done without an actual copy.

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10/24/2016 10:44 AM

If you go to NFPA.org and look, you will find on-line access to any NFPA 70 version for free, you just cannot download it without paying. So if you are looking for specific information about how to meet code, you can find it there. If you want to carry a copy with you as you do business in the US, that constitutes commercial use and you need to purchase a copy. The soft copy is less than $100 last I looked. If you are doing electrical work in the US and cannot afford the tools of your trade, you are not qualified to be doing the work.

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10/25/2016 11:42 PM

If your familiarity with NFPA 70 is so weak that you want to "borrow" a copy of it, you are too unfamiliar with it to understand it. It is written is very precise and sometimes hard to understand wording.

When you buy your own (most including me will not lend you their copy) also buy a copy of the Illustrated Guide to the NEC By Charles R. Miller. This book and many similar to it will discuss and clarify what NFPA 70 really means. It also has illustrations for clarity (A picture is worth a thousand words). It costs about the same as the NFPA 70 does but the investment in it makes your investment in the NFPA 70 book have a much higher return on investment and more understandable.

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