International Residential Code 2009 (IRC 2009)

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Chapter 34 General Requirements

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This Electrical Part (Chapters 34 through 43) is produced and copyrighted by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and is based on the 2008 National Electrical Code® (NEC®) (NFPA 70-2008), copyright 2007 National Fire Protection Association, all rights reserved. Use of the Electrical Part is pursuant to license with the NFPA.

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