Free Copy of National Electrical Code (NFPA70)
If you’re going to perform electrical work in your home or another home then it’s essential that you refer to local building code requirements. Most building codes reference the National Electrical Code (NEC) commonly known at the NFPA70 (National Fire Protection Association). I recently discovered a reference link which allows you to view if for free here (you must sign up for an NFPA Account and it is a READ ONLY version) or you can purchase it here.
Referenced By Major Building Codes
The NFPA 70 is referenced by almost all major building codes around the Country. If you’re never looked at this code before you’d be surprised at the amount of valuable information included in this extensive electrical code. If you’re not used to reading building codes then you will probably want to buy an electrical how-to book as a companion guide. We highly recommend you check out the Black & Decker Complete Guide To Home Wiring if you’re interested in buying a good beginner book on electrical wiring.