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    Inspector crazy or me?

    I installed this box on a block wall to hold a bathroom vanity light. (I cut a hole in the block and tapcon'ed the bracket to the block after flattening it out.)

    https://www.homedepot.com/p/Carlon-1...-40R/202077339

    Inspector's comment: "the vanity box is not rated for fixtures"

    True or not?

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    Going from memory, the NEC allows a 6 pound rating on 1-gang boxes. So, the inspector is not right as long as you're within that rating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coppersmith View Post
    I installed this box on a block wall to hold a bathroom vanity light. (I cut a hole in the block and tapcon'ed the bracket to the block after flattening it out.)

    https://www.homedepot.com/p/Carlon-1...-40R/202077339

    Inspector's comment: "the vanity box is not rated for fixtures"

    True or not?
    The Q&A in your link says not for fixtures. I agree. Most likely would work until you’re well past retirement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ptonsparky View Post
    The Q&A in your link says not for fixtures. I agree. Most likely would work until you’re well past retirement.
    I'm not sure which question you are referring to. The only question I see that is related is "Is this structurally sound enough to mount a vanity sconce on". Since the question was not answered by the manufacturer but instead by a bunch of random people I don't take the answers as authoritative.


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    What first comes to mind is that fixture boxes have #8 screws not #6, but I am not sure 8's are required for fixtures anywhere. 410.36(A) sends you to 314 but nothings specifically requires #8 screws or a box specifically desinged for a fixture. Maybe dig into the listing/instructions for a single gang box and see if says not for fixtures?
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    At one time, wall mount fixtures were allowed to be mounted with 6/32 screws

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDB3 View Post
    At one time, wall mount fixtures were allowed to be mounted with 6/32 screws
    Are they not now?
    Ethan Brush - East West Electric. NY, WA. MA

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter d View Post
    Going from memory, the NEC allows a 6 pound rating on 1-gang boxes.
    Indeed, 314.27(A)(1) Exception (which requires (2) #6 screws or larger)

    Cheers, Wayne

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    Quote Originally Posted by wwhitney View Post
    Indeed, 314.27(A)(1) Exception (which requires (2) #6 screws or larger)

    Cheers, Wayne
    There it is, thanks
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    I sent a message to the GC asking the weight of the proposed fixtures.

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