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#89305 - 09/09/04 04:22 PM Disconnect/Sub Panel/Breaker In Attic
mustangelectric Offline

Registered: 02/08/04
Posts: 496
Loc: Bentonville, AR
Is there any rule against putting a disconnect in the attic or a sub panel in the attic?


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#89306 - 09/09/04 05:43 PM Re: Disconnect/Sub Panel/Breaker In Attic
e57 Offline

Registered: 05/27/03
Posts: 2837
Loc: S.F.,CA USA
I wouldn't think so, as long as workspace and entrance, line-of-site (if required), etc are all covered. What kind of disco? I don't think a service disco would be ok.
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#89307 - 09/09/04 06:01 PM Re: Disconnect/Sub Panel/Breaker In Attic
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Registered: 04/03/02
Posts: 6791
Loc: Brick, NJ USA
Unless said attic can be considered a "closet", then I can't think of any NEC violation. Keep in mind that clearances must be complied with, and accessability could be an issue.


#89308 - 09/09/04 06:31 PM Re: Disconnect/Sub Panel/Breaker In Attic
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Registered: 06/27/04
Posts: 608
Loc: massachusetts
I was reading another thread on here relating to a panel in an attic and there was concern about the high temperatures in attics.

#89309 - 09/09/04 09:05 PM Re: Disconnect/Sub Panel/Breaker In Attic
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Registered: 07/20/04
Posts: 9023
Loc: Estero,Fl,usa
It must be a pretty tall attic to get working space (headroom) and you will need a permanently installed ladder. (readily accessible).
I have seen this discussed with attic mounted air handlers and their disconnect. The energy code pretty much did away with them here so it stopped being as much of an issue.
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