||12-30-2005 10:11 PM
Originally Posted by CGofMP
JB - would accessible count if it were accessible via a crawlspace like in the attic? Or must it be from within the dwelling?
If you can get the end of the wire up into an attic, or down into a crawl space, that's fine. Accessible is the only requirement. "Readily Accessible" is not the requirement. Assessible doesn't even necessarily even mean "easy". As long as you can get to it without damaging the building (such as you would have to do if you buried it behind sheetrock), you're compliant. Here's the definition straight out of the code:
"Accessible (as applied to wiring methods). Capable of
being removed or exposed without damaging the building
structure or finish or not permanently closed in by the
structure or finish of the building."