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#111637 - 01/11/07 01:53 AM 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 05:00 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 02:40 PM 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.


#111640 - 01/11/07 05:43 PM Re: Closet Light Clearance  
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Who said an electrician did this? [Linked Image] 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!


#111641 - 01/11/07 06:49 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.


#111642 - 01/12/07 11:22 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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