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Lights Hung from Bus Duct #121414
07/12/05 10:14 PM
07/12/05 10:14 PM
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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.


renosteinke


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Re: Lights Hung from Bus Duct #121415
07/12/05 10:24 PM
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sierra electrician  Offline
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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.

Rob

Re: Lights Hung from Bus Duct #121416
07/12/05 11:35 PM
07/12/05 11:35 PM
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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!

Re: Lights Hung from Bus Duct #121417
07/13/05 06:39 PM
07/13/05 06:39 PM
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How are these fixtures fed? Wouldn't the smart (easier) thing to do is mount them on the wall?

Re: Lights Hung from Bus Duct #121418
07/13/05 07:50 PM
07/13/05 07:50 PM
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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."

Re: Lights Hung from Bus Duct #121419
07/13/05 08:27 PM
07/13/05 08:27 PM
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Is that one down by the "familiar" looking sprinkler a 2x4 troffer with no lense?
Don't worry... [Linked Image] ...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.

Re: Lights Hung from Bus Duct #121420
07/14/05 05:50 AM
07/14/05 05:50 AM
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George Corron  Offline
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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. [Linked Image]

Re: Lights Hung from Bus Duct #121421
07/14/05 07:41 PM
07/14/05 07:41 PM
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Here are a few more pics of this exceptionally shoddy lighting job. (Maybe this bus duct needs sprinklers after all!)


renosteinke


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Re: Lights Hung from Bus Duct #121422
07/16/05 06:59 AM
07/16/05 06:59 AM
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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?.

Re: Lights Hung from Bus Duct #121423
07/16/05 08:13 AM
07/16/05 08:13 AM
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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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