Appliance Whip to Bath Exhaust Fan

Discussion in 'Electrical Forum discussion & Blog' started by sjsmithjr, Nov 4, 2013.

  1. sjsmithjr

    sjsmithjr Geologist

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    Although it is secured (stapled) within 12 inches of the connector, I'm not crazy about the routing of the NM-B to the exhaust fan as shown in the attached pic. Running the NM-B back over the top of the fan housing doesn't seem like a great idea to me either. Considered adding a 1x4 raceway but the fan exhaust is in the way. Would there be anything wrong with running an appliance whip over the top of the housing to a junction box mounted to the engineered truss and then running NM-B from there? Just seems like it would be safer. (Also - If you look closely there is a knock out plug missing. It will be replaced.)

    Thanks,

    Sam

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    Last edited: Nov 4, 2013
  2. cacher_chick

    cacher_chick Test, Don't Guess!

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    I think I would leave it like that before I would introduce another splice into the circuit.
  3. jwelectric

    jwelectric Electrical Contractor/Instructor

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    What do you think is wrong????????
  4. sjsmithjr

    sjsmithjr Geologist

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    Technically, nothing; it's run the way I was taught to do it. But I was looking at it and being on the gable end of the house I could see someone shooting a 16d (wrong nail for the trim but...) and nicking the sheathing. Move the NM back in and it's not 1 1/4 of the edge of the top plate. I'll leave it as is. Thanks!
  5. jwelectric

    jwelectric Electrical Contractor/Instructor

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    be sure to put the cover back on
  6. sjsmithjr

    sjsmithjr Geologist

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    As soon as the rough-in inspection is complete I'll get right on that. Thanks for keeping me from getting wrapped up around the axles.

    -Sam
  7. brownizs

    brownizs In the Trades

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    It is fine as it is. There are hundreds of thousands of setups like that, that have passed. Personally with today's buildings, it would be better to do a remote unit, with duct into the bath, to isolate the noise of the fan, when it is running. Especially since you have a separate lighting fixture going up near the fan as it sits.
  8. Bobelectric

    Bobelectric Electrical Contractor

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    How can you vent that?
  9. jwelectric

    jwelectric Electrical Contractor/Instructor

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    With a vent tube.
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