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I need to rehang commercial grade track on a suspended ceiling. I know it needs to be suported from the building structure and not the grid but the customer is asking me what year did the NEC change the code? I am thinking this happened 8- 10 years ago. Can anyone clarify?

Is this covered under 410-104 or is it a different section?

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here in Canada I don,t believe there was ever a change we just screw it to the t-bar or or use caddy clips.

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So am I wrong about the track needing to be supported separately from the grid. The track lengths are 10 to 20 feet long.

This would make a big difference in the effort because the trusses are 8 feet above the grid which is at 12 feet. Being it's a jewelery store I can't move the display cases.

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Here in Ca fixtures have to be independently supported per earthquake code. Rod

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We are required to support the track lighting independent of the ceiling grid in the great state of Mecklenburg, NC. I use a tool purchaced at a ceiling supply house that attaches to a 10' section of rigid pipe and a caddy fastener that snaps onto red iron or primary metal joists. Hope this helps.


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