exhaust fan wiring

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Old 05-10-06, 11:22 AM
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exhaust fan wiring

I installed an exhuast fan in my bathroom and wired it to a switch. I used wire nuts to splice the wires from the fan to the wire I pulled from the switch. This connection is in may attic right at the fan. Am I required to wrap the wire nuts or conceal them in any way?
 
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Old 05-10-06, 11:27 AM
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Every connection must be in a junction box. Every junction box must be permanently accessible.

If you spliced wires in your attic with no box then you need to put in a junction box.

You may need two junction boxes, as you need six inches of slack in both ends of the wire to properly splice them inside the box.
 
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Old 05-10-06, 11:34 AM
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What if the wires from the fan are to short to make it into a junction box?
 
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Old 05-10-06, 11:53 AM
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Replace the cable, or add a junction box in the attic and splice in an extension.
 
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Old 05-10-06, 02:36 PM
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The fan shoould have a place for the power wires to enter and connect to the wires from the fan. This can be used as your box to concel the connections.
 
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The fan should have an "A" box which is the rough in housing for the fan. It should have a built in junction box if it is a name brand. If the actual fan has a plug which goes into a receptacle in the rough housing, your wiring junction point is the box in the housing which holds the receptacle.
 
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