I would like to install an electical outlet in my attic. My attic
already has lights installed on the beam that runs along the peak.
The wiring comes up into the attic from inside one of the walls, where
the roof meets the attic floor. The attic floor is made up of boards
screwed down, which I can easily remove. There are no walls in the
attic, or any studs running from the floor to the roof.
I am wondering where the best place to install an outlet would be? I
thought the best idea might be putting in a floor outlet. Another
possibility would be to put one overhead, near where the lights are
installed, facing downward.
Also, are there any special codes I might need to follow, since the
temperature and moisture levels are much more extreme in an attic, and
there's always a possibility of a roof leak developing that might drip
into the outlet.
I mainly want to use the outlet to plug in a whole house fan that I've
mounted in a hatch that leads up to the attic, and also just to have
for convenience for plugging in a vacuum or tools when needed.