National Electrical Code 2008 Handbook (National Fire Protection Association//National Electrical Code Handbook)
Get the expert support needed to comply efficiently, avoid violations, and keep electrical installations on track with the National Electrical Code in this exclusive NEC 2008 Handbook from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Only the handbook offers the full NEC 2008 text alongside expert commentary from code specialists, offering insight into code rationale, explanations of new and revised rules, and practical, hands-on advice on how to apply the code. A valuable resource for anyone involved in electrical design, installation, inspection, and safety, this book will give users the knowledge needed to feel confident that their work will be safe, efficient, and code-compliant. Delmar, a part of Cengage Learning is pleased to make this one-of-a-kind reference - containing the most widely accepted and most frequently used criteria for electrical installations in the U.S. - available directly from us for our customers who work in and around the electrical trades. It may be used independently and also makes an excellent companion to books in Delmar's best-selling electrical wiring series.
A must have!
By D. Clodfelter - January 22, 2008
This book is a must have.... That's why I can hardly wait to get one! Seriously, if you are an electrician and need to argue your case to an inspector this book (if it's like all it's predecessors) is the authority to help the inspector see your reasoning. After all, this book was written by the NFPA (The same agency that produces the NEC)! If you are an apprentice then you should buy this book instead of the 2008 NEC Code Book. This book has detailed explanations, pictures, and examples to help you understand most if not all the legalese found in the code. It also has the complete 2008 NEC text. If you want to be an expert on electrical code then this is the text for you!
Handbook is a usefull tool
By Eric Lewis "Computer Scientist" - September 30, 2008
The NEC Handbook is a large book that won't fit into your toolbox but it is a good reference and project planning resource. I found the explanations to be clear and, in my case as an occasional electrician, apropos for my objectives. The graphics and use of color in diagrams adds to the quality experience when using the book. Eric R. Lewis, Ph. D.
NEC 2008 Handbook
By M. Ross - July 23, 2008
This is not a book for the average do-it-yourself. It is, however, the Bible for professional and apprentice electricians, engineers, professional inspectors, and construction professionals who design, build, maintain, and approve residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural electrical systems.
If you are just looking to remodel your bathroom you don't need to buy this book---though you may want to refer to it. If you are making a living in the construction trades, then this book is an essential part of your toolbox.
Firefighters and other emergency responders deal with a number of fire protection systems in their daily response to emergencies. This book provides an overview of the functions and benefits of these ...