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Old 02-07-2013, 09:02 PM   #16
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I really appreciated everyones input on this..I was going to do this myself..but after weighing out the pro's and con's and my situation,,Im going to let a licensed hvac that can pull a permit do it..because I am selling my house, I figured if I do it.. then a buyer(s) come in and see a new furnace someone is going to want a possible city inspection. That would mean calling someone that has a license and that could be 300-350 and then getting the city out to inspect it because they know your in a bind and that means racking up the charge. If I would stay in this house I most definitely would do it myself along with my neighbor which works in the field.. so you ask why doesnt he do it..well.. he doesnt have the right type of license to get a permit. also he doesnt want to have his name on it after Im gone from here.
There are still sayiong it doesnt need to be hard wire in to that switch.. but I think this guy thats going it will hook it up...

question....if that switch is hooked up will that inspector say anything about it being its connected to the heater when he inspects the mechanical part of it or is it not his area being it's electrical?

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Old 02-07-2013, 10:37 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by Jim Port View Post
Kyle, where is here?
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I have seen one hardwired/switched install, which was done in the early 60s.

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Old 02-08-2013, 07:21 AM   #18
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Here are the conditions that allow flexible cord usage.

400.7 Uses Permitted.
(A) Uses.
Flexible cords and cables shall be used only for
the following:
(1) Pendants
(2) Wiring of luminaires
(3) Connection of portable luminaires, portable and mobile
signs, or appliances
(4) Elevator cables
(5) Wiring of cranes and hoists
(6) Connection of utilization equipment to facilitate frequent
(7) Prevention of the transmission of noise or vibration
(8) Appliances where the fastening means and mechanical
connections are specifically designed to permit ready removal
for maintenance and repair, and the appliance is
intended or identified for flexible cord connection
(9) Connection of moving parts

(10) Where specifically permitted elsewhere in this

I don't see how a furnace meets the bolded condition.
Answers based on the National Electrical Code. Local amendments may apply. Check with your local building officials.
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:53 AM   #19
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I guess it does in certain areas


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