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#79707 - 01/13/02 10:40 AM 410.14(B) Access to splices
Elzappr Offline

Registered: 12/20/01
Posts: 273
Loc: Oregon
I'm wondering if anyone has some definite way to interpret 410.14(B). I've seen inumerable fluorescent light fixtures attached to concrete ceilings (usually industrial/institutional) with just a 1/2 chase nipple for "access" to the J-box. Obviously, to get at the wiring you'd have to remove the fixture. I tried to convince a local inspector that he shouldn't allow this, but he didn't have any interest. He considered fluorescent fixtures to NOT be "Electric-Discharge" lighting and so he didn't think the section cited applied. What do you all think?

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#79708 - 01/13/02 11:19 AM Re: 410.14(B) Access to splices
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Practically speaking, a single fixture is not a big pain to remove/replace. Fixtures mechanically joined by say, emt, would be a nightmare...


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