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Beat the sign guys in my course, they are there later this week after my final. Installed WR GFCIs and in use covers on the back side of the parapit so they can mount thier drivers and plug them in .
Anyone see any problems with this?

My reasons for this was I rouhged all my wiring inside the wall and used a crank out box so it would fall flush with the asphalt paper. The guy wanted outlets for xmas lighting so installing GFCIs I felt can serve both purposes.
 

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Using the same circuit for Christmas lighting violates 600.5



600.5 Branch Circuits.

(A) Required Branch Circuit.
Each commercial building and each commercial occupancy accessible to pedestrians shall be provided with at least one outlet in an accessible location at each entrance to each tenant space for sign or outline lighting system use. The outlet(s) shall be supplied by a branch circuit rated at least 20 amperes that supplies no other load. Service hallways or corridors shall not be considered accessible to pedestrians.

 

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Slave to the grind
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Using the same circuit for Christmas lighting violates 600.5




600.5 Branch Circuits.


(A) Required Branch Circuit.
Each commercial building and each commercial occupancy accessible to pedestrians shall be provided with at least one outlet in an accessible location at each entrance to each tenant space for sign or outline lighting system use. The outlet(s) shall be supplied by a branch circuit rated at least 20 amperes that supplies no other load. Service hallways or corridors shall not be considered accessible to pedestrians.
I don't think parapet lighting falls under 600.5. It wouldn't be located at the entrance of the tenant space and, certainly wouldn't be accessible to pedestrians.
 

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Using the same circuit for Christmas lighting violates 600.5



600.5 Branch Circuits.

(A) Required Branch Circuit.
Each commercial building and each commercial occupancy accessible to pedestrians shall be provided with at least one outlet in an accessible location at each entrance to each tenant space for sign or outline lighting system use. The outlet(s) shall be supplied by a branch circuit rated at least 20 amperes that supplies no other load. Service hallways or corridors shall not be considered accessible to pedestrians.

All it requires is one individual branch circuit for a sign. You don't have to use it and once it is provided you can run other circuits that power signs and other loads.
 
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