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Not Sure What to Make of This.... #124903
01/08/07 12:30 PM
01/08/07 12:30 PM
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I found this at a daycare/school. To tell the truth, I’m not sure what to think of this install. I really do like the ¾ EMT strap levelers though!

- JohnJ0906
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Re: Not Sure What to Make of This.... #124904
01/08/07 01:12 PM
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Are those flourescent lights?

How would you go about changing the bulbs in those things? [Linked Image]

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01/08/07 02:12 PM
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Looks like uplighting; reflects off the roof and back down. I like it. I think the photos make changing the lamps look worse than it really might be. Hopefully the fixtures are screwed down on at least one side.

RSlater,
RSmike

Re: Not Sure What to Make of This.... #124906
01/08/07 02:51 PM
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Pic# 3 is quite the optical illusion. Looks like the curved roof support is only inches away from the lens cover.

Other than the conduit strap shim, I don't have any complaints, as long as those fixtures are fully gasketed.

Re: Not Sure What to Make of This.... #124907
01/08/07 10:51 PM
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I think it's pretty innovative, especially since I'll bet they ended up with a lot more bang for their buck with the uplighting aspect of the installation. I probably wouldn't have thought to do it this way.

I would like to hope that the EMT spacer has a sheet metal screw going through it. I have done this before when I needed to space a panel slightly further out from a wall and didn't have enough washers. I don't see the harm in it and if there is, nobody knows.

No doubt that those fixture lenses are heavily-gasketed. I have worked with a ton of those in the past. I would almost think that they are more water-resistant when installed upside-down. The lens is molded and directs water (as if any would even get in that canopy anyway) down and around the edge when upside-down. Water would have to go down, then back up and around the gasketing to get into the base. Now, I might have drilled a few weep holes in the base section just in case.

Water is going to end up in them somehow, kind of the same way insects end up in perfectly-sealed fixtures. A phenomenon that we may never be able to explain.


---Ed---

"But the guy at Home Depot said it would work."

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