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Old 05-26-2020, 07:56 PM   #1
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I added an outlet box and an additional light fixture in my attic. I already know that I should have made the last conduit longer so I could staple it to the rafters <6" from each box. Soon I will relocate it to allow for the staples.

Apart from that, is there an NEC issue with mounting electrical this close to roof decking? I had first mounted the boxes on lower framing, until knocking the bulb out with my head.

The attic and I are in Georgia, USA.
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Old 05-26-2020, 09:24 PM   #2
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I see no problem with NEC once you get the cable supported and all boxes buttoned up.

I used a fixture like you but not a keyless one. I chose one with a receptacle and a pull chain switch on it. Then I ran mason's line from the pull chain to the crawl space opening 20' away... making a red-neck wall switch.
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The way I am seeing it you have the light switch controlled, and so is the receptacle.
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The way I am seeing it you have the light switch controlled, and so is the receptacle.
No problem since you will not be up there using the receptacle in the dark.
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The way I am seeing it you have the light switch controlled, and so is the receptacle.
Correct. These are add-ons wired in series after the switched attic light bulb over the drop-down attic stair.
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No problem since you will not be up there using the receptacle in the dark.
You dang well got me on that one
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