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    Emergency shutoff switch location

    Propane gas furnace going in attic. Which code book has where switch needs to be located? Thought it was in the NFPA54


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    Not sure what book its in.
    Around here
    1 at the unit
    1 at the entrance to the attic. On the wall for pull down stairs, On the wall for walk up stairs, on the wall in a closet. (Why is it always HER closet?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by pecmsg View Post
    Not sure what book its in.
    Around here
    1 at the unit
    1 at the entrance to the attic. On the wall for pull down stairs, On the wall for walk up stairs, on the wall in a closet. (Why is it always HER closet?)
    Thanks, I could have sworn in was in Section 9.7 of 54 pertaining to electrical circuit. I got the service switch at unit but everyone is shutdown so cant even ask local inspector where he wants them, Ill put it by the scuttle hole.


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    Quote Originally Posted by nickpt828 View Post
    Thanks, I could have sworn in was in Section 9.7 of 54 pertaining to electrical circuit. I got the service switch at unit but everyone is shutdown so can’t even ask local inspector where he wants them, I’ll put it by the scuttle hole.


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    I believe the "hallway" switch has to be readily accessible, like on the wall about 4-5' from the floor and the switch has to be the blue-ish colored cover plate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TechmanTerry View Post
    I believe the "hallway" switch has to be readily accessible, like on the wall about 4-5' from the floor and the switch has to be the blue-ish colored cover plate.
    Blue or Red?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pecmsg View Post
    Blue or Red?
    I think the red is for oil and the blue cover says "gas" on the cover plate

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    As an electrician, I am pretty sure that the extra switch was in the NEC and has been removed.

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    Aren't those switches only required for dispensing equipment ?

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    in my state its required both at the unit and one with in plain sight at the entrance to the attic or basement and the plate has to be red.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pctech View Post
    in my state its required both at the unit and one with in plain sight at the entrance to the attic or basement and the plate has to be red.
    Can you post a code for that ?

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