Wiring close to roof


Old 11-07-05, 09:42 AM
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Wiring close to roof

Are there any restrictions on electrical wiring running right under the roof.
ie, over game room in v of roof or back to inside main panel.

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Old 11-07-05, 11:32 AM
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I think you're talking about wiring in an attic? If the wiring is close enough the the roof where it could be hit by roofing nails, then it is too close. Along the side of a truss should be okay. Anywhere in the attic that is subject to potential foot traffic or storage, the wiring should be protected by a substantial running board like a 2x4.

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