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#111637 - 01/10/07 09:53 PM Closet Light Clearance
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I think this might be a violation of 410.8(B)!

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#111638 - 01/11/07 01:00 AM Re: Closet Light Clearance
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Definitely within the storage space by the definition given in 410.8 (A). Whats with that soffit though? Is it solid? Did the electrician during rough-in forget to set a box in the correct location? I bet that cover's a bit tricky to get off.
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#111639 - 01/11/07 10:40 AM Re: Closet Light Clearance
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I hope what really happened is the fixture was set correctly and there was a change in the closet shelving layout.

I have run into this quite a bit with older closet retrofitted with those wire organizers or a closet company comes in and does a closet organizer.

Unfortunately, what most electricians will see at first on a house plan will be a generic shelf and pole at about 6' high.

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#111640 - 01/11/07 01:43 PM Re: Closet Light Clearance
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Who said an electrician did this? In addition to this, Dimmer on paddle fan, quad in bathroon has never worked, no gfcis on kichen counter, DW run from COLD water pipe, both sumps covered with carpet. Theres a handyman for you!

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#111641 - 01/11/07 02:49 PM Re: Closet Light Clearance
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Well, with the other problems you now mentioned, I'm suprised we weren't looking at a keyless lampholder instead.

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#111642 - 01/12/07 07:22 AM Re: Closet Light Clearance
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With the advent of LED lighting, as well as the sundry "closet organizers," I really think that it's time to consider the code allowing for suitably designed fixtures in close proximity to the clothes (or stored material)

I have seen at least two products that combines electricity and clothes rods. When we wire homes, we might want to consider placing a receptacle in the closet.

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