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National Electrical Code 2005 Softcover Version (National Fire Protection Associations National Electrical Code) [Paperback]

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September 22, 2004 0877656231 978-0877656234 1
The #1 electrical reference, the 2005 National Electrical Code, is available through today's #1 electrical publisher, Delmar! The single most important reference in the electrical industry, the National Electrical Code (NEC), is updated every three years and outlines minimum standards for all types of electrical installations. The 2005 NEC, available in softcover or looseleaf version, is loaded with solutions designed to provide better safeguards, add greater usability, and bring provisions in line with technology trends. A "must" for anyone involved in electrical design, installation, or inspection, the 2005 NEC provides 100% of the information needed to meet Code and avoid costly errors in electrical installations of all types. Delmar, a part of Cengage Learning is pleased to make this authoritative reference from the NFPA available directly from us, for the convenience of our customers who work in and around the electrical trades. It may be used independently or as a companion to any electrical book, including Delmar's best-selling wiring series as well as our guides to using the NEC.

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Product Details

  • Series: National Fire Protection Associations National Electrical Code
  • Paperback: 792 pages
  • Publisher: NFPA (distributed by Delmar, Cengage Learning); 1 edition (September 22, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0877656231
  • ISBN-13: 978-0877656234
  • Product Dimensions: 1.1 x 8.3 x 10.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #425,306 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Buy the Handbook November 6, 2006
For experts, the National Electrical Code is the absolute standard for electrical and wiring regulations. For other than experts in the field, the Handbook is a better investment because of the examples, illustrations, and diagrams of different regulations. The index of the National Electrical Code is also incomplete and difficult to use for non experts. Terms, items and topics that are definitely in the Code are not listed in the index. The most complete investment is the Handbook and the CD.

Anyone who does purchase the paperback, standard version should also purchase the tabs.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The National Electrical Code 2005 March 28, 2007
This book is the quintessential book for all electricians who work actively in the field. It is almost necessary for all electricians looking to take their journeyman or master electricians test. A new NEC book is released every 3 years making it one of the tools an electrician must buy to keep up on the code changes. It's too bad it's so expensive. If you are considering becoming a licensed electrician you can look forward to shelling out at least $100.00 every three years to renew your license, and about $40.00 every year for licensing fees. But you can make a very good living being an electrician, so don't let the costs scare you away form this great trade.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars How do you rate a code book? August 30, 2007
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The picture of the book I ordered looks exactly like the one that I received. Amazing! It actually has the NEC codes on the inside of the book which is exactly the reason I bought it. It is a really pretty book with lots of information.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Requirement for All Electric November 10, 2006
By Wildcat
Not much to say other than bring a highliter when you start reviewing the book. The FEC can get a little confusing, but that is what you can expect from any regulating body or entity.

The softcover is nice, but I can see where a smaller version of the FEC would come in handy. Plus, if you are working in the field with the FEC, a hardbook or looseleaf may suit you better in that you can carry just the sheets you need to the job site. All in All I am happy with AMAZON's price. Best I found for the book/guide. Overstock was more and so was
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5.0 out of 5 stars Code Book March 26, 2014
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This book was in new condition just like it was described. New it goes for $40 easily and I got it for $3 with shipping. Love Amazon and all the companies it does business with. Very reputable. Now I just have to study for my D.C. test, this code book wont look new much longer. I also told about 15 people in my class and they were all ordering this 05 version from Amazon as well.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Just what I needed for my test March 5, 2014
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The book contained what I needed to know for the electrical code test that I had to take. Got here in less than 24 hours and that was awesoome!
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4.0 out of 5 stars I liked it. January 15, 2014
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A necessary requirement for most hands on electricians, it really helped me get a good understanding of the world of electronics and all the code requirements required and why they're in place.
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5.0 out of 5 stars nice September 27, 2013
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just what the journeymans exam ordered . took a gamble that a used book wouldnt have highlights or notes inside . this book was virtually new
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Is it New or used?
I believed I was ordering a New NEC 2005 to take a state exam which allows an open book but does not allow any writing in it.
The book received had writing in ink. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Alarmingfriend
5.0 out of 5 stars Another option for reference
Purchased tis because much easier to carry around instead of the illustrated version. Very happy with the purchase of the book.
Published 13 months ago by Sidewinder886
5.0 out of 5 stars good buy!
as advertised!good buy!!
Published 19 months ago by charles hropvichCHARLES HROPVICH
5.0 out of 5 stars J.Jones
This is a good code book to have & the price is right for my budget. I will be ordering more books from this site.
Published 23 months ago by J.Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars 2005 NEC
I need a copy of the 2005 NEC for my job. I found a bargain on Amazon!! Shipping was fast and the price was great!!

Published on February 19, 2012 by MrRon
5.0 out of 5 stars NEC Code Book
The book is full of information but extremely technical. It has everything electrical for all types of structures comercial, residential etc. Read more
Published on September 28, 2011 by racris
5.0 out of 5 stars NEC Code for 2005 (paper back)
I've been a Licensed Master Electrician for over 40 years and wouldn't be without the current Code, its nice to have all the answers you need at hand. Read more
Published on May 3, 2011 by David E. Kerridge
5.0 out of 5 stars Prompt service,quality product
Relatively fast delivery,prompt customer service, product good quality knowing that it was used item.I would buy again if any similar need arise.
Published on October 17, 2010 by semperdiem
5.0 out of 5 stars Current electrical code book
I was very pleased to get a current code book at a reasonable price. The book was in good usable condition.
Published on February 6, 2010 by Charles
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