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Old 03-02-2008, 08:31 PM   #1
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I gutted my bathroom. Previously there was an external vanity. I want to replace with a 2-3 light fixture like below. Problem is that the pipes run down from along the walls. How do I mount this? This is how it was before...





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Old 03-02-2008, 09:19 PM   #2
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How far apart are those pipes?

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Wait a minute. I would be more worried about the wiring hack job in Picture one, then putting in a new one. Stop everything now, and get someone in there to look at any more Zipcord & Hack electrical, due to since you are remodeling, in most cities, it requires at least 3 permits (Plumbing, Electrical, and Carpentry).
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That wiring job there is definitely a Rube Goldberg affair - or - as already eloquently stated, a Zipcord & Hack job! It looks as though a length of extension cord wire has been passed through the wallboard and attached to a run of conventional Romex that in turn joins up with a run of sheathed wiring. Interesting configuration but hardly safe. I suggest, in full agreement with gregzoll, that you have it looked at along with any other homemade wiring jobs.
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All of the wiring has already been replaced. I am convinced that the previous owner didn't like his home nor family and wanted to burn it down. The pipes are about 3" apart. I know I need to mount a box but don't know how I can do it with the pipes there.
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All of the wiring has already been replaced. I am convinced that the previous owner didn't like his home nor family and wanted to burn it down. The pipes are about 3" apart. I know I need to mount a box but don't know how I can do it with the pipes there.
I don't believe anyone here would disagree with you. He certainly should not have been doing DIY projects. The scary thought is, he is still out there doing damage to another home.

I am not an electrician, though I have done allot of wiring, but I have to agree with the other posters. You should get a pro in there to look at your situation. It will cost you some bucks, but may save your family in the process.

Here is a link to a solution that might work for you:

http://www.popularmechanics.com/how_...c/1607902.html

Like I said, I am not an electrician, however, my son is one of the best IMHO. He and I have talked allot about electrical work because I am always doing some project. In fact, I am certain that he cringes every time the phone rings when he knows that dad is working on the house. He is also a journeyman carpenter. He had mentioned this type of box to me several times. It looks narrow, so it may fit where you need it and it doesn't require a stud.


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