LARMGUY· Conservitum Americum
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If its 8 foot to the bottom of the conduits your probably good doing the pendant thing that the Modifier suggested.Like a pendant style ceiling fan?
It's a small electrical room 12 X 12 with 8 ft ceiling. I can move it anywhere in the room.
I just don't want it to get damaged.
Yep. This is the basement / parking garage elec room.We don't have poured in place buildings here anymore. Everything is steel framed with concrete deck.
Is that still common construction?
I could use allthread and screw on some unistrut nuts to bolt to the top unistrut. Then box it and install it.Reverse clamp another unistrut to those two conduits and set your smoke to another box right below where it is supposted to go. Just nobody here tell Dennis I said to do this, because he will start protesting about supporting anything from electrical conduits......... If he does though , I will step in and show him how the electrical conduits are supported by the smoke detector , not the other way around...
Came here to say this You beat me to itOr a lot of box extensions!
I was going to suggest wiremold round junction box over that octagon and wiremold along the ceiling to your better spot.If its 8 foot to the bottom of the conduits your probably good doing the pendant thing that the Modifier suggested.
If not, get an octagon cover with a 1/2 in knockout in it. Use a 90* BX connector and run a short piece of MC cable over to a better spot.
Any chance you can loosen the strut strap and scoot it over enough to get the device in. looks like big pipe so prob not , maybe octagon cover w/ 1/2 ko small piece of bx sheathing to surface mounted bx.
Right after this thread everyone, and I mean everyone was kicked off the job because the owners ran out of money. It was finally finished by another completely different contractor a few years later and we weren't invited which was FINE BY ME.He has been waiting since 2017 for the answer, he can go to bed now since you answer his question.