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Old 09-28-2012, 09:25 PM   #1
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Electrical box for in brick walls


I'm in the process of renovating an old brick garage. Mason going to be starting brick repairs and repointing. I would like to have 1 light on each side of the garage door on the brick wall, but I'm not sure what is the exact type of box I need to have on hand for him to put in.

Can anyone post a link or picture showing the correct type?

Also the brick wall is 2 layers thick and the inside of garage will be framed out with 2x4's.

Does the mason just need to leave like an 1" or so hole open though the back layer of brick to feed the wire from the box to inside of framing, or does this wire need to be in conduit?




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Use one of these with a short piece of emt or liquid tight non-metallic conduit out the back into the framing.

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Awesome, thanks for the pics.... Anyone know a good height to mount these at? I know it might vary depending on the type of fixture, but is there a rule of thumb to go by?
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6' to 6'6" usually works fine.
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Great, thanks!
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Awesome, thanks for the pics.... Anyone know a good height to mount these at? I know it might vary depending on the type of fixture, but is there a rule of thumb to go by?
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