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This answer has some of the applicable codes for protecting NM cable in an attic. Since there's no stairs or permanent ladder, and the cable is more than 6' from the entrance of the attic. Protection is not required in this situation. If the inspector tries to call you out on not securing the cable within 12" of the switch box, simply have them read ...


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They are apparently considering the attic accessible although it is not readily accessible. Most furnaces in basements have NM cable protected with EMT conduit and that is probably where they are equating that situation to this one. However, in a normal basement the cable would be readily accessible, meaning you can walk right up to it without any tools or ...


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The answer is no. This furnace is a non-sealed-combustion model that's meant to have combustion air circulating in the space. Since my combustion air supply is ducted into the furnace closet from the attic (exterior space, effectively), the only options are: Live with it Block off the duct and get combustion air from inside (unacceptable; the house is too ...



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