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Old 05-11-2013, 10:03 AM   #16
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What general light fixture for a porch light, that is going to weigh more than a pound or two. Really reaching out there on that one. Unless it is a McMansion, the picture is fine for a reference, and not to be taken as the law of the land.

Boy, a couple of you are really reaching out into never never land on this one, when all it is, is a picture to give reference to the OP question. Nothing was stated or referenced as to the type of fixture or the weight of the fixture.

Of course that bracket is not meant for a heavy butt-ass fixture,it is meant for most that are called Jelly jar, or most that you will find are nothing but plastic, and weigh no more than two or three pounds with the glass globe.
Just wondering, what's the weight that determines a "heavy butt-ass fixture?"

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Just wondering, what's the weight that determines a "heavy butt-ass fixture?"
Yea... I need to know that for my trapeze.






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It is not so much the fixture as it is the ten pound bird that tries to roost on it
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It is not so much the fixture as it is the ten pound bird that tries to roost on it

Please site your code reference...... or is that rule just under consideration for NEC 2014
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Please site your code reference...... or is that rule just under consideration for NEC 2014
For 2014 all external fixtures will need BFCI protection. (Bird fault circuit interrupters)
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Just wondering, what's the weight that determines a "heavy butt-ass fixture?"
Anything over 6" and made out of cast, or aluminum with heavy glass. Of course, we all know that there are homeowners out there that do not care how they mount stuff, they just slap it up and be done with it.
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It is not so much the fixture as it is the ten pound bird that tries to roost on it
What bird is ten pounds? Must be a heavy Robin or Cardinal.

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