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    Question switches in clothes closets?

    I have never installed a wall mounted light switch inside a clothes closet. I have known that the clothes fibers are flammable and I thought that was a good reason not to do this. Is their anything in the NEC anywhere that will support my reasoning? I know OC protection is not allowed in their but snap switches do create an internal spark that could possibly ignite the clothes?
    Any thoughts?
    Thanks

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    No problem with switches in closets. Be aware of the light location.
    May your electrons flow forever, and mine, one day longer! Ron

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    There is no restriction to standard type wall switches being installed in closets. See Art 404.
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    I actually prefer them inside so accidentally turning them on is no issue and you also can have receptacles

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim W in Tampa View Post
    I actually prefer them inside so accidentally turning them on is no issue and you also can have receptacles
    Receptacles are alllowed inside even without a switch. Good for charging the electric broom or dustbuster, powering the shoe polisher, etc.

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