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Old 01-04-2012, 07:27 PM   #1
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Electrical wiring covered by ductwork ok?


This may be more of a question for the electrical forum, but thought I would start here since I received some good help on another furnace issue. Attached are 2 pictures of the ductwork that I just had done in my house. The second attachment really should be viewed first. The contractor cut back the original ductwork by about 3 feet since he said it didn't meet code since it covered up electrical wiring. But, is this right now? I can see 3 wires going in (one on the left in the back, and two together on the right). But, I only see 2 coming out - one on each side in the front. Since there is an addition on the back side, I'm assuming the third wire goes out there.

It is the cold air return. I'm wondering if this would pass code, if I had my house inspected for sale.
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Old 01-04-2012, 07:32 PM   #2
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That's fine Ginny. Duct can't cover an electrical junction box but wires are OK.

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Old 01-04-2012, 07:34 PM   #3
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Should be okay with code, but it's not the way I would do it. The line should have been moved or protected better. Just my opinion.
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Old 01-04-2012, 07:40 PM   #4
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looks ok to me also
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Old 01-04-2012, 08:13 PM   #5
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Thanks so much for the help!
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Old 01-04-2012, 08:20 PM   #6
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What I see is there's no foil tape on the duct work to seal it.

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