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Old 06-11-2012, 05:20 PM   #16
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Yes, they went to extreme when caulking by the way.
Should it be caulked at all?

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I just worked with some fixtures that the bases were required to be caulked according to the instructions.
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I just worked with some fixtures that the bases were required to be caulked according to the instructions.
I thought they need it otherwise water can get in.
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On a flat surface, I normally don't use any caulk and this was the first time I have seen a requirement for caulk.
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On a flat surface, I normally don't use any caulk and this was the first time I have seen a requirement for caulk.
You may want to check out 410.4 (A) The only way I see to meet this requirement is to caulk....
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You may want to check out 410.4 (A) The only way I see to meet this requirement is to caulk....
I have a few options. Find and replace he fixture with the same kind and/or put a cage around it or find a new fixture all together, but then I would have to replace both on my garage the same way.
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You may want to check out 410.4 (A) The only way I see to meet this requirement is to caulk....
I don't see a 410.4
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Found what you are referring to...410.10

Interesting that of the hundreds I've installed...I've never been called on it.
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Found what you are referring to...410.10

Interesting that of the hundreds I've installed...I've never been called on it.
Sorry, I was using my 2005 NEC, thats what edition Connecticut is on.
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Found what you are referring to...410.10

Interesting that of the hundreds I've installed...I've never been called on it.
I even considered a wallpak light fixture, but that wouldn't look right for our house.
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Found what you are referring to...410.10

Interesting that of the hundreds I've installed...I've never been called on it.
I'd be lying if I told you I caulked... I guess thats why I brought the comment up to begin with, I was surprised to see the fixture caulked.
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I even considered a wallpak light fixture, but that wouldn't look right for our house.
yeah, i wouldn't go with that either.... just replace the fixture with a less expensive brand in case it gets hit again... no big loss at that point.
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yeah, i wouldn't go with that either.... just replace the fixture with a less expensive brand in case it gets hit again... no big loss at that point.
What about trying Goop glue to put it back together minus the piece that is missing.
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Doubt it would work.
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Doubt it would work.
I just looked. It can't connect enough towards the top.

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