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Where can I locate junction boxes in attic? Above insulation?

Where can I locate junction boxes in attic? Above insulation?

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Old 07-14-12, 03:08 PM
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Where can I locate junction boxes in attic? Above insulation?

I want to know where I can locate junction boxes (for housing wire nut splices from NM cable) in my attic.

My house is real old and has every kind of wiring I can imagine, including knob and tube. The insulation is very deep and covers the top of the joists below. I have dug through this to find the old wires and junction boxes. I never want to do that again.

I have vertical posts in the center of the angled roof rafters and I am wondering if I can have a few cables (say 4) run vertically up out of the insulation maybe one foot to enter each junction box secured to either a post or even a rafter near the edge of the attic.

Any other solutions to making the junction boxes visible and accessible above the insulation?
 
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Old 07-14-12, 03:14 PM
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Posts and rafters are fine. Any cables in areas where you can walk should go through the center of ceiling joists not on top of the joists.
 
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Old 07-14-12, 06:25 PM
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You could add small surveyor flags for any boxes that are buried under the insulation. I see no problems with the boxes on the trusses.
 
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