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A combination inspector left a correction notice for a new home final inspection that included not allowing the furnace switch and receptacle outlet box to be mounted on the side of the furnace. There are no removable covers where it is mounted, and I can't seem to find anything in the code that would not allow this. I am assuming it would be in another code other than the NEC. Anybody heard this one before?
 

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The majority of the switches Ive seen were mounted on the side of the furnace.


I take it he didn't cite an NEC article?
 

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No code article cited.

I see them mounted that way all the time as well. Wasn't my installation, but wanted to know where the justification came from for my own personal knowledge.
 

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Woops, just notice I posted in the commercial section...I will relocate this to the residential forum.
 

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My furnace has the disconnect on the wall next to my furnace, but the contact that is controlled by the T-stat wire is mounted on the side. So I think its more inspector than code since the NEC is minimal and local can override.
 

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Around here the disconnect needs to be on the entry/exit door side of a furnace, or else on the outside of the room. Believe the requirement comes from building code.
 

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Around here the disconnect needs to be on the entry/exit door side of a furnace, or else on the outside of the room. Believe the requirement comes from building code.
Nope, comes from CEC. And can't be on the furnace.

26-806 Heating equipment rated 117kW and less

(6) The disconnecting means shall be permitted to be a branch circuit breaker at the distribution panelboard, provided that the panelboard is located between the furnace and the point of entry to the area where the furnace is located.

(7) Where a separate switch is required due to the unsuitable location of the branch circuit breaker, it shall
(a) not be located on the furnace nor in a location that can be reached only by passing close to the furnace; and
(b) be marked to indicate the equipment it controls.
 

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I do ten or fifteen furnaces a week. I run EMT into the joist space and put an Arlington bushing on it. I strap it to the furnace with a snap in minni and a 1 hole strap in the joist. Then I mount a 4sq on the side of the furnace with a raised cover and run a 3/8 flex down and into the furnace with a 90 degree connector.
 

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sbrn33 said:
The OP is from Colorado.
Yea the canadidumbs have infiltrated so much they have taken over all the sections
 

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FrunkSlammer said:
Around here the disconnect needs to be on the entry/exit door side of a furnace, or else on the outside of the room. Believe the requirement comes from building code.
Well we aren't in canaduhhhh so stfu
 

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I know the OP isn't from Canada, my response was more for FrunkSlammer, I thought he is in "Canaduhhh" (as robnj772 says!)
 

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I can't seem to find anything in the code that would not allow this. I am assuming it would be in another code other than the NEC. Anybody heard this one before?
You will find that there are some items in the Gas code and Building code which pertain to electrical.
Eventually those requirements end up in the NEC or CEC
 

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I do ten or fifteen furnaces a week. I run EMT into the joist space and put an Arlington bushing on it. I strap it to the furnace with a snap in minni and a 1 hole strap in the joist. Then I mount a 4sq on the side of the furnace with a raised cover and run a 3/8 flex down and into the furnace with a 90 degree connector.
We do it all the time. Good idea to put a recept in too for the condensate pump.
 
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