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    Default Furnace / Boiler Shutoff Location

    What is the standard for the location of of the service power switch on a boiler and furnace?
    I am seeing them at doorways to the basement and more often, on the unit themselves.

    What should be called out?

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    Default Re: Furnace / Boiler Shutoff Location

    both are needed. At the top of the stairs for an emergency shutdown and by the unit for the tech


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    Default Re: Furnace / Boiler Shutoff Location

    I see, Is there a date that this rule came into play?
    Does anyone have documentation on this?

    I always like to be able to back up my findings.

    Thank you for the info.


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    Default Re: Furnace / Boiler Shutoff Location

    I'm not aware of a disconnect required at the top of the stairs but one is required at the unit itself or within site.

    TABLE E4001.5
    DISCONNECTING MEANS
    Air-conditioning condensing units and heat pump units.
    A readily accessible disconnect within sight from unit as the only allowable
    means. *a
    a. The disconnecting means shall be permitted to be installed on or within the unit. It shall not be located on panels designed to allow access to the unit.



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    Default Re: Furnace / Boiler Shutoff Location

    What is this 'basement' that you guys are speaking of. Just at the unit itself around here, unless you count the breaker panel as a shut off. Generally just a plug that can be removed from the receptacle outlet.

    Jim Robinson
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    Default Re: Furnace / Boiler Shutoff Location

    Thank you Wayne, what is that from? NRC?

    Jim, A basement is one or more floors of a building that are either completely or partially below the ground floor.


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    Default Re: Furnace / Boiler Shutoff Location

    You're welcome!
    It's actually from the 2006 IRC but the NEC has the same wording or real close to it!


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