Could this be a fire hazzard?
Hi! This is my first post!
My wife and I are redoing our bathroom. In order to move the light fixture from the wall to the ceiling I had to crawl up in the attic and rerout the electrical wire to gain a few more inches. The only way I could do this was by running the electrical wire underneath the main air conditioning duct (a large rectangular piece of metal). In one spot it is pinned between the duct and a 2x4.
The metal is very light weight so I don't think there is any chance the weight could damage the wiring, but I am a little concerned about heat. In the summer the attic could easily get up to 150 F and metal of course tends to get pretty hot. I think it should be fine because the duct will not be in direct sunlight, so it shouldn't get much hotter than the attic temperature, and during the hot months the AC will be blowing cool air through the duct.
The other concern is during the winter. But I am sure the hot air running through the duct couldn't get hot enough to melt the wire (could it?).
The wire is copper and it is heavily insulated. The house was built in the mid seventies. Not sure what other details might be helpful. Thanks a ton in advance to anyone who replies!
P.S. I know this is probably a silly question but I just want to make sure I am doing everything I can to keep my family safe. Thanks again!