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    Default Lighting in Attic

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    Default Re: Lighting in Attic

    2006 IRC - M1305.1.3.1 Electrical requirements: A luminaire controlled by a switch located at the required passageway opening and a receptacle outlet shall be installed at or near the appliance location in accordance with Chapter 38.

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    Lighting outlet so one can see Jeff.
    It's a write up, trust me.

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    Default Re: Lighting in Attic

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Eastman View Post
    ....I'm just trying to understand....sounds like a permanent light fixture above the water heater isn't required
    The light fixture is required at the passageway opening (attic access).

    as the outlet can be used for a cord/plug light fixture....
    The outlet is intended for plugging tools in for service/repair/replacement, and, yes, they could also plug in a light.

    Remember, the water heater must be within 20 feet of the access, so a minimum level of light should still be present anyway.

    Would the outlet for the furnace suffice for the water heater when the furnace is located about 8 feet away from the water heater?
    I would say yes because the receptacle for the condenser unit outside must be within 25 feet (a typical extension cord length), so, within 8 feet should work and be okay. The code "at or near", and 8 feet fits the "or near".

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