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Thread: Hurricane Clips or Straps ? Builiding or Electrical ?

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    Hurricane Clips or Straps ? Builiding or Electrical ?

    Is this Electrical Code or Building Code
    i have been told it was electrical at a job here in Texas
    and that i had to install Hurricane Clips or Straps to the 2x4 lay-in lighting
    which i have never done i can not find any electrical code reference for this.

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    Out here where the sunsets, We call em Earthquake straps. Don't know if they are different.

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    Bending the tabs out of the equipment itself, adding a few screws, or fitting a piece thats bought for the light; I guess it just depends on how good the spec's are. LOL, or what they want.

    The term made me think more of a structural building technic, nothing in respects to lights...
    Last edited by cadpoint; 06-11-12 at 09:12 PM.
    If your even thirsty, your two quarts low.

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    410.16 before 2008 410.36 after.

    Roger
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    I knew that, I just didn't want to look...
    If your even thirsty, your two quarts low.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roger View Post
    410.16 before 2008 410.36 after.

    Roger
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    Quote Originally Posted by Part-Time View Post
    Is this Electrical Code or Building Code
    i have been told it was electrical at a job here in Texas
    and that i had to install Hurricane Clips or Straps to the 2x4 lay-in lighting
    which i have never done i can not find any electrical code reference for this.
    As was said 410.36(B) is the NEC requirement. But many local and or state codes require more than this in my experience, and it sounds like that is the case where you are.

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