Junction boxes in attic/unfinished spaces


Old 06-27-06, 11:40 AM
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Junction boxes in attic/unfinished spaces

Hi all,

I've recently installed a much needed vent fan for my bathroom, and had to run a new wire from the basement, up to the light/fan switch, then up into my attic.

To make things accessible, i have placed (screwed) my junction box on top of a rafter (the narrow edge) as opposed to drilling holes through the rafter and feeding in wires from the side.

There is no way anyone could walk around in this space.. the ceiling is about 2 ft from the attic floor, etc. Would this be considered a problem to have the junction box exposed like this, considering it being an entirely un-usable space with no foot traffic?

Are there any general code issues with this setup? I always make sure my j-boxes are accessible, but other than that I try to place them in the most convenient place possible when working.

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Old 06-27-06, 11:57 AM
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Your installation is acceptable.

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