Fixtures installed outdoors in wet locations are required to be Listed for that purpose. I wanted to remind the Home Inspector that in some cases you will find fixtures that show that they were secured to a fixture strap using sheet metal screws, and in many case where there is no box, this is not acceptable. I always look for proper threaded screws which are often made of brass.
Joe Tedesco, NEC Consultant
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