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Old 02-12-2012, 09:06 AM   #1
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What does the NEC say about junctions in the attic ?

1) Are attic junctions within the code ?

2) Do they need to be in a box rather than hanging free ?

3) Does the junction need to be above the insulation ?

4) What's the maximum # of wires that can be joined together ?

5) Is there a better way to join the wires than twisting them and using a wire nut ?

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What does the NEC say about junctions in the attic
1) Are attic junctions within the code ?
2) Do they need to be in a box rather than hanging free ?
3) Does the junction need to be above the insulation ?
4) What's the maximum # of wires that can be joined together ?
5) Is there a better way to join the wires than twisting them and using a wire nut ?
1. Yes, allowed as long as the box is accessible.

2. Must be in box with a cover.

3. No but it is not a bad idea.

4. No limit but you must consider the fill based on the box size and the rating of the wire nut.

5. Not really.

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I just use nail on plastic boxes sitting so the top of the box is level with the top of the rafter.
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Write on cover plate with a permanent marker where the wires go. Sure makes it easier 5 years later when tracing things.
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