posted for all of us...
: I don't top post - see either inline or at bottom.
: > Greetings,
: > I called again and spoke with Julie. All inspectors are out.
: > another message with Rick.
: > William
: Who cares????
I called in this morning and spoke with Julie. I asked her why no one
had called me back and she said that she didn't know. She suggested
that I call back today between 3 and 4. I called back at 3 pm
(Bloomington time) exactly and asked to speak with an inspector. I was
transferred to "Rick" who said that he didn't get my messages. I told
him that this episode was being discussed / broadcast on the World Wide
Web. It turns out I was speaking with "Rick Soderstrom" and "Rick
Butterfield" was the one who I left messages for. Rick S. seemed
willing to help in any way that he could and was entirely reasonable.
He told me that he didn't know about the informational sheet but that
he would look it up and get back to me in the next couple of days. He
said that you could have boxes in the attic but that the attic should
not be used as a central wiring junction area. He was also sure to
point out that some attics are not accessable and therefore the rules
for accessable boxes would not apply.
Hope this helps,
Summery / Clarification: If your attic is not accessible you cannot put
a junction box there. If your attic is accessible you must minimize
the number of junction boxes there.
Hope this helps,
A code description document apparently documenting local requirements in
addition to NEC in the OPs locale...somewhere in MN, Istr??? There was
a link to it somewhere early on in the thread--apparently this document
does actually say this from others' comments alto I didn't go look
On 08/11/05 01:14 pm Phil Munro tossed the following ingredients into
the ever-growing pot of cybersoup:
This whole thread originated with my question about the legality of
junction boxes in attics, based on the City of Bloomington, MN's
"Circuits and Wiring Information Sheet" for DIYers:
Page 1, right-hand column, under heading "Junction Boxes":
"Do not install junction boxes in the attic or conceal them in walls."
At the top it says "Information sheet." At the bottom it says "This
handout is a guide."
An information sheet or guide is not synonymous with "the code," in my
of English. Also, since the operative sentence refers to canceled
walls I believe the writer
also meant "concealed ceilings." If you ever get to talk to someone
I'd ask if there was
an applicable CODE that you can look at. He will probably say NEC.
Take all of this with a grain of salt, as I am far away from
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