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#91777 02/03/05 01:35 PM
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Hi,
Is it a code violation ( i hate the word illegal) to install a light fixture against combustible materials?

I mean can you just pull out a light fixture and bug it on to a romex sticking through the material and secure it with screws directly to the material? Wire nuts between the fixture and the material.

I myself have never done this but I see it a lot.

As far as I know the only time a JBOX COVER does not require SCREWS, CLAMPS is when it weighs more than 100LBS or is threaded. So there is no JBOX that does not have a cover. This in my opinion would include a JBOX built into a light fixture.

You would not take a porcelain fixture and secure it to the surface with just screws.

I saw a post on here where it was recommended.

Regards

Greg

[This message has been edited by mustangelectric (edited 02-03-2005).]

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#91778 02/03/05 02:37 PM
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A box is required unless the instructions with the fixture with it say it can be installed without one.


John
#91779 02/03/05 06:38 PM
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Not only is a box required as stated above, but 410.13 requires that the combustible material be covered between the edge of the fixture canopy and the outlet box..

Tom


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