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Old 02-06-2012, 11:49 AM   #1
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Ceiling - Centering a fixture

For the life of me I can't figure out how to line up something. Not sure a carpenter's level does this, but pushing me in the right direction would be great.

Basically, what I'm doing is hanging a 4ft florescent light in the garage. I'm trying to make sure the light will be straight and not crooked. How do I "level" something like this to make sure it is centered to something. For example, I'm going to drill holes to the left and to the right of a junction box to mount the light fixture, however, how would I be able to "center" the holes to the junction box, so that I get a straight-mounted light fixture?

Any help is appreciated.


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Old 02-06-2012, 11:54 AM   #2
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Just measure over from the wall.
If it's hanging from chain, just count the links.


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Old 02-07-2012, 01:01 AM   #3
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Thanks! Not sure why I didn't think of that, but that worked.
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