Attic Electrical Concerns:
- Junction boxes missing covers;
- Junction boxes improperly attached;
- Metal junction box not bonded;
- Splices not enclosed in junction boxes;
- Poorly supported/secured wiring (4'-6" maximum intervals);
- Protected from abrasion within 6' of hatch;
- Improper wiring type;
- Knob and tube;
- Abandoned wiring
- Non-IC light fixture in contact with insulation;
- No/inoperable light; or
- No electrical receptacle at mechanical platform.
Attic Plumbing Concerns:
- Damaged plumbing vent pipes;
- Stack vents terminating in the attic.
- Plumbing vent slopes less than 1/4-inch per foot;
- Un-insulated water supply pipes;
- Plumbing stack 3" minimum diameter at roof (cold climate only); or
- Plumbing vent diameter reduction located less than 12" from sheathing (cold climate only).
Attic HVAC Concerns:
Look for the following general requirements for HVAC installed in attics:
- Hatch minimum 22.5 X 30 inches or large enough for appliance removal;
- Room ventilation fans that terminate in the attic (especially under insulation);
Attic-mounted HVAC equipment:
- Light w/switch at hatch;
- 24-inch wide (unimpeded) walkway;
- Appliance max. 20 ft. from hatch;
- 30-inch wide platform all the way around the appliance;
- Appliance disconnect within sight;
- Drip pans with proper discharge and overflow; and
- Proper condensate disposal.