Lighted address sign

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Old 08-02-05, 05:05 PM
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Lighted address sign

Not sure if this is the correct place for this question. If not, I apologize but I didn't see anything more fitting.

I'm getting ready to install a lighted address sign on the front of my house and was wondering if there is any code as to the placement of the sign?

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Old 08-02-05, 06:35 PM
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Not electrical.
Three might be some local code. It might be fire related so they can find your house in an emergency.
 
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Old 08-02-05, 09:50 PM
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Not electrical.
OK, if I was having some electrical work done and part of it was a lighted address sign, would it not be the electrician that installs the wiring? How would he know where to terminate the wire for the sign?

Oh, and I almost forgot, there are no drawings.
 
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Old 08-03-05, 04:15 AM
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RC,

Not sure what your question is. The NEC does not dictate the necessity for or placement of a lighted address sign. The NEC and local codes would require that the sign be properly installed (at least as far as the electrical is concerned), but properly installed could be just about anywhere.
 
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Old 08-03-05, 06:43 AM
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I'd put it where it will be most aesthetically pleasing and where most visible from the street. No other considerations apply that I know of.
 
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Old 08-03-05, 07:42 AM
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Here is my township's code regarding house numbers:

" 68-3. Posting of assigned numbers.

Within 60 days from the effective date hereof or the date of receipt of a number from the township, whichever is later, every owner and occupant of every building within the township shall cause the number so assigned or heretofore assigned to be posted, painted or carved upon the street side of the building or on the entrance gatepost or mailbox or on any permanent post or structure located between the building and the street on which it fronts, in such a manner that it can be read during daylight hours from the road or street by persons of normal vision. Nothing herein contained shall require a school, church or public building or other institution to display the assigned number on the building if, in lieu thereof, a sign containing the number and identifying the building is so placed that it can be read during daylight hours from the road or street by persons of normal vision. "

As long as one house number sign meets the code, any additional house numbers are at the discretion of the homowner.
 
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Old 08-03-05, 04:15 PM
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Originally Posted by rcash54
OK, if I was having some electrical work done and part of it was a lighted address sign, would it not be the electrician that installs the wiring? How would he know where to terminate the wire for the sign?

Oh, and I almost forgot, there are no drawings.
There is nothing in the NEC as where to put the sign. You can put it anywhere you want. on the roof. on a post at the curb, over your garage. There is code as how to install it but that is not what you asked. The electrician will intall the wire where ever you tell him you want it.
 
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Old 08-04-05, 01:57 AM
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Joed,

I hope you didn't take offense to my reply. I wasn't trying to be a smarta$$. I know that it doesn't fall under the NEC code specs., but I just thought that maybe there was a common knowledge for the location for the wire termination...maybe for 911, or something like that.

I guess I didn't pose my question as well as I could/should have, but John pretty much gave me the answer I was looking for.

Thanks for all the replies.
 
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