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Re: Fixture Support #185666
03/23/09 09:58 PM
03/23/09 09:58 PM
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Found on the roof of a local starbux; it all sits on a TB supported by a piece of ½-inch EMT...

They look like a pair of 500W quartz-halogen fixtures.

How would you "bring this up to code"?


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Re: Fixture Support [Re: Admin] #185670
03/23/09 10:41 PM
03/23/09 10:41 PM
renosteinke  Offline
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Just where is the violation?

OK, maybe there's a fill issue in the conduit body ... but using a Bell box would not change the support issue one bit.

The fixtures arefairlylightweight, and the length of the mast isn't very much.

Cheap? Schlock? Absolutely- but I think it meets code.

Re: Fixture Support [Re: renosteinke] #185672
03/23/09 11:51 PM
03/23/09 11:51 PM
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Fullerton, CA USA
It's a violation of the support required by 314.23(F).

Re: Fixture Support [Re: electure] #185674
03/24/09 02:01 AM
03/24/09 02:01 AM
renosteinke  Offline
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Good catch, Electure! So.... rigidis OK for this use, but not EMT.

Re: Fixture Support [Re: renosteinke] #185677
03/24/09 10:38 AM
03/24/09 10:38 AM
ghost307  Offline
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 976
Chicago Illinois USA
Is there anough room inside the T to legally make up the splices?

Re: Fixture Support [Re: ghost307] #185927
04/05/09 12:39 AM
04/05/09 12:39 AM
packrat56  Offline
Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 76
MT, U.S.
I agree ghost307, that's a good question.

I have a sense of adventure, I just keep it leashed with common sense.
Re: Fixture Support [Re: packrat56] #186141
04/21/09 06:24 PM
04/21/09 06:24 PM
mxslick  Offline
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 803
Atomic City, ID USA
As long as you don't exceed the fill percentage of the fitting, you can make splices in them. I can't recall the Code section offhand though...

I have seen splices in T-fittings before, they seem to fit ok without too much drama.

Stupid should be painful.
Re: Fixture Support [Re: mxslick] #186143
04/21/09 06:56 PM
04/21/09 06:56 PM
mikesh  Offline
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 613
Victoria, BC, Canada
some conduit bodies are approved for a splice some are not and I don't know the differences.

Last edited by mikesh; 04/21/09 06:56 PM. Reason: spelling
Re: Fixture Support [Re: mikesh] #186150
04/22/09 01:57 AM
04/22/09 01:57 AM
frenchelectrican  Offline
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Posts: 939
Wi/ Paris France { France for ...
If they have the CU IN stamped inside the TB conduit body then yeah it can be used for splices otherwise no it can not be used for splices but I know some guys do used the oversied TB bodies for it and install the reduced bushing in there to make room for splices.


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Re: Fixture Support [Re: frenchelectrican] #186156
04/22/09 11:59 AM
04/22/09 11:59 AM
leland  Offline
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Posts: 853
Lowell area, Ma. USA
I've used the 'over size' method a few times.mainly for parking garage light retros'


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