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#50769 - 04/11/05 09:49 AM Supporting Track Lighting on grid ceiling
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Registered: 04/11/05
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Loc: Brick, NJ USA
I need to rehang commercial grade track on a suspended ceiling. I know it needs to be suported from the building structure and not the grid but the customer is asking me what year did the NEC change the code? I am thinking this happened 8- 10 years ago. Can anyone clarify?

Is this covered under 410-104 or is it a different section?

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#50770 - 04/12/05 01:26 PM Re: Supporting Track Lighting on grid ceiling
GETELECTRIC Offline
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Registered: 10/22/03
Posts: 178
Loc: toronto canada
here in Canada I don,t believe there was ever a change we just screw it to the t-bar or or use caddy clips.

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#50771 - 04/12/05 05:10 PM Re: Supporting Track Lighting on grid ceiling
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So am I wrong about the track needing to be supported separately from the grid. The track lengths are 10 to 20 feet long.

This would make a big difference in the effort because the trusses are 8 feet above the grid which is at 12 feet. Being it's a jewelery store I can't move the display cases.

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#50772 - 04/12/05 08:11 PM Re: Supporting Track Lighting on grid ceiling
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Registered: 01/11/05
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Loc: san diego ca usa
Here in Ca fixtures have to be independently supported per earthquake code. Rod

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#50773 - 04/13/05 03:06 AM Re: Supporting Track Lighting on grid ceiling
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Registered: 03/05/05
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Loc: Charlotte, NC, USA
We are required to support the track lighting independent of the ceiling grid in the great state of Mecklenburg, NC. I use a tool purchaced at a ceiling supply house that attaches to a 10' section of rigid pipe and a caddy fastener that snaps onto red iron or primary metal joists. Hope this helps.

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