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Are copies of the 2008 National Electrical Code available for free?

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A downloadable copy of the 2008 National Electrical Code is available for free at archive.org, as 2015. The code is also available to view for free at NFPA.org; however, this option requires registration with the National Fire Protection Association.

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The National Electrical Code, also known as the NFPA70, is a safe standard for electrical wiring and equipment installation in the United States. The National Fire Protection Association develops the code, and the American National Standards Institute approves it; however, the code does not become law until state and regional legislation adopts and sometimes amends it The code provides wiring details that include conduit and cable protection as well as current and temperature ratings.

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