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Disconnect/Sub Panel/Breaker In Attic #89305 09/09/04 06:22 PM
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mustangelectric Offline OP
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Hi,
Is there any rule against putting a disconnect in the attic or a sub panel in the attic?

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Re: Disconnect/Sub Panel/Breaker In Attic #89306 09/09/04 07:43 PM
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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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Re: Disconnect/Sub Panel/Breaker In Attic #89307 09/09/04 08:01 PM
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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.

John


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Re: Disconnect/Sub Panel/Breaker In Attic #89308 09/09/04 08:31 PM
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I was reading another thread on here relating to a panel in an attic and there was concern about the high temperatures in attics.

Re: Disconnect/Sub Panel/Breaker In Attic #89309 09/09/04 11:05 PM
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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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