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Electrical Safety – Ohio Back on Track.

Common sense won the day as the Ohio Board of Building Standards voted for a second time to adopt the 2008 National Electrical Code (NEC) on December 12th .  This cleared up a confused year in which Governor Stickland succumbed to pressure from the Home Builder's Association of Ohio and signed an emergency order reversing the board's earlier approval of the NEC 2008 and calling for public hearings. Fortunately those public hearings only strengthened the case for the Adoption of NEC 2008 with the additional safety requirements for Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters and tamper proof receptacles.  Congratulations to the officials of Ohio for resisting the political maneuverings and coming down on the side of electrical safety.

Posted 12-15-2008 10:40 AM by Gerard Winstanley


Matt wrote re: Electrical Safety – Ohio Back on Track.
on 02-13-2009 10:21 AM

Electrical saftey is always good. That beeing said, with regards to arc fault breakers. Untill someone show's me test results that suggest we have a problem with new home's having arc fault fires, the code adoption is  frutel efort. I can see the benefit for older homes, but new homes? Not sold on that at all. The cost of a new home has gone threw the roof, so now on an average home add another $500 in the name of saftey, common sense?

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