the fixture was mounted directly to the floor.
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O.K. I'm lost here. Was this fixture mounted to the FLOOR or the ceiling of the basement?
I can understand how the wires passing thru from the fixture KO's to the box may have been an issue, IF the insulation wasn't rated 90deg. C. What were those two BX cables feeding?
That appears to be a modern "P" rated ballast, so a flameout is unlikely.
So is this an example of the right way to wire a fixture? It looks very professional to me and the neat cutout of the fixture pan allows access to the box as required by Code.
Inquiring minds want to know...
edit: Oops, after blowing up the pic and taking a closer look, I can now see that the BOX is mounted inside the fixture!! Now the floor mount part makes sense!! But ironically, even though it's unconventional, IF the BX cables were properly secured and bushed inside the box and wired correctly, I wouldn't consider it unsafe. Odd, maybe, waste of materials, but not unsafe.
Wow! You guys sure do find the oddest things!
[This message has been edited by mxslick (edited 03-11-2006).]