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#185666 - 03/23/09 06:58 PM Re: Fixture Support
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Found on the roof of a local starbux; it all sits on a TB supported by a piece of ˝-inch EMT...

They look like a pair of 500W quartz-halogen fixtures.

How would you "bring this up to code"?


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#185670 - 03/23/09 07:41 PM Re: Fixture Support [Re: Admin]
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Just where is the violation?

OK, maybe there's a fill issue in the conduit body ... but using a Bell box would not change the support issue one bit.

The fixtures arefairlylightweight, and the length of the mast isn't very much.

Cheap? Schlock? Absolutely- but I think it meets code.
#185672 - 03/23/09 08:51 PM Re: Fixture Support [Re: renosteinke]
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It's a violation of the support required by 314.23(F).
#185674 - 03/23/09 11:01 PM Re: Fixture Support [Re: electure]
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Good catch, Electure! So.... rigidis OK for this use, but not EMT.
#185677 - 03/24/09 07:38 AM Re: Fixture Support [Re: renosteinke]
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Is there anough room inside the T to legally make up the splices?
#185927 - 04/04/09 09:39 PM Re: Fixture Support [Re: ghost307]
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Registered: 03/03/08
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Loc: MT, U.S.
I agree ghost307, that's a good question.
I have a sense of adventure, I just keep it leashed with common sense.
#186141 - 04/21/09 03:24 PM Re: Fixture Support [Re: packrat56]
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Loc: Atomic City, ID USA
As long as you don't exceed the fill percentage of the fitting, you can make splices in them. I can't recall the Code section offhand though...

I have seen splices in T-fittings before, they seem to fit ok without too much drama.
Stupid should be painful.
#186143 - 04/21/09 03:56 PM Re: Fixture Support [Re: mxslick]
mikesh Offline
Registered: 06/07/06
Posts: 614
Loc: Victoria, BC, Canada
some conduit bodies are approved for a splice some are not and I don't know the differences.

Edited by mikesh (04/21/09 03:56 PM)
Edit Reason: spelling
#186150 - 04/21/09 10:57 PM Re: Fixture Support [Re: mikesh]
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If they have the CU IN stamped inside the TB conduit body then yeah it can be used for splices otherwise no it can not be used for splices but I know some guys do used the oversied TB bodies for it and install the reduced bushing in there to make room for splices.

Pas de problme,il marche n'est-ce pas?"(No problem, it works doesn't it?)

#186156 - 04/22/09 08:59 AM Re: Fixture Support [Re: frenchelectrican]
leland Offline
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Loc: Lowell area, Ma. USA
I've used the 'over size' method a few times.mainly for parking garage light retros'


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