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 Post subject: Handbook?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:41 am 
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Do you typically purchase the NFPA70E handbook along with the standard? Or just the standard ? Or just the handbook ? Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Handbook?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:10 am 
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I usually purchase just the standard.

There was a question of the week regarding the handbook.

https://brainfiller.com/arcflashforum/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=3448&hilit=handbook

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The handbook includes the text of the standard. With 70E it's not terribly helpful. With 70 (NEC) it's almost a must and I always get the handbook version. NEC contains a lot of interwoven requirements and the handbook helps in referring to other sections as well as containing a lot of "this is what we really mean" explanations.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:41 am 
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I have found that the 2014 NEC 70 2014 handbook in pdf was constructed with hot links that allow one to "pick & jump" to a sited reference. This is an immensely efficient feature. The 2017 NEC 70 standard text pdf (non handbook) does not have this feature and I have found it to be a boat anchor in comparison to the 2014 handbook.
I have confirmed with NFPA sales that both pdf versions of NEC 70 and 70E handbooks have this "pick and jump" reference feature; the standard pdf volumes do not.


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