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#121414 - 07/12/05 08:14 PM Lights Hung from Bus Duct
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It is hard to believe that anyone would hang lights in this manner, but here it is.
Also note that several different fixtures are used.


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#121415 - 07/12/05 08:24 PM Re: Lights Hung from Bus Duct
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John
? It looks as though they are hanging from the HVAC. You need to zoom on the nearest fixture to see better.

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#121416 - 07/12/05 09:35 PM Re: Lights Hung from Bus Duct
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You are correct....this area is just such a mess! But, HVAC it is, with bus duct next to it. OOPS!
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#121417 - 07/13/05 04:39 PM Re: Lights Hung from Bus Duct
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How are these fixtures fed? Wouldn't the smart (easier) thing to do is mount them on the wall?
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#121418 - 07/13/05 05:50 PM Re: Lights Hung from Bus Duct
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Kale, Your guess is as good as mine. I also love the way the far light rests partly ATOP the bus duct (not the HVAC this time :-)).
I'll try to get another pic....this was obviously a place rife with incompetent management, and a maintenance department that used dumpsters as their "parts house."
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#121419 - 07/13/05 06:27 PM Re: Lights Hung from Bus Duct
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Is that one down by the "familiar" looking sprinkler a 2x4 troffer with no lense?
Don't worry... ...I'm sure they'll hang the other side independently of the bus duct as soon as someone throws some jack chain in the trash.
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#121420 - 07/14/05 03:50 AM Re: Lights Hung from Bus Duct
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Water AND air cooled lighting....very efficient. Obviously, YOU guys just aren't used to forward thinking.....geeez guys, get with the program, it's the 21st century.
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#121421 - 07/14/05 05:41 PM Re: Lights Hung from Bus Duct
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Here are a few more pics of this exceptionally shoddy lighting job. (Maybe this bus duct needs sprinklers after all!)


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#121422 - 07/16/05 04:59 AM Re: Lights Hung from Bus Duct
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John,
I'd have to agree with Kale here:
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Wouldn't the smart (easier) thing to do is mount them on the wall?

I mean what is going to happen if the HVAC needs to be taken down?.
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#121423 - 07/16/05 06:13 AM Re: Lights Hung from Bus Duct
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What gave me the willies is that there is no visible means of support for that twin-tube strip light. I'm afraid to open it, and find someone mounted it with self-drilling screws- right where the PoCo feed comes in through the wall!
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