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Old 05-10-2013, 02:22 PM   #1
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I am replacing a porch light fixture. The screw holes in the elecrtical box are in a diagonal position; however, the fixture requires that they are ia a horizontal position. What is the correct way to install the fixture, so that it is safe and firmly attached to the wall?

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The new fixture should come with something like this bracket-


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The new fixture should come with something like this bracket-

Pictures and all. Perfect reply.
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Why don't you expand on that (tell us what you think it is) rather than having us guess at it ?
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Thank you for your help with this. I will use the solution you suggested.
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Why don't you expand on that (tell us what you think it is) rather than having us guess at it ?

Bracket is mounted to box with #6 screws, if fixture weighs more than 6lbs, you'll violate 314.27
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Bracket is mounted to box with #6 screws, if fixture weighs more than 6lbs, you'll violate 314.27
And if that box is mounted on the ceiling you also violate 314.27.
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Really, and what would that be.
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Bracket is mounted to box with #6 screws, if fixture weighs more than 6lbs, you'll violate 314.27
What general light fixture for a porch light, that is going to weigh more than a pound or two. Really reaching out there on that one. Unless it is a McMansion, the picture is fine for a reference, and not to be taken as the law of the land.

Boy, a couple of you are really reaching out into never never land on this one, when all it is, is a picture to give reference to the OP question. Nothing was stated or referenced as to the type of fixture or the weight of the fixture.

Of course that bracket is not meant for a heavy butt-ass fixture,it is meant for most that are called Jelly jar, or most that you will find are nothing but plastic, and weigh no more than two or three pounds with the glass globe.
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What general light fixture for a porch light, that is going to weigh more than a pound or two. Really reaching out there on that one. Unless it is a McMansion, the picture is fine for a reference, and not to be taken as the law of the land.

Boy, a couple of you are really reaching out into never never land on this one, when all it is, is a picture to give reference to the OP question. Nothing was stated or referenced as to the type of fixture or the weight of the fixture.

Of course that bracket is not meant for a heavy butt-ass fixture,it is meant for most that are called Jelly jar, or most that you will find are nothing but plastic, and weigh no more than two or three pounds with the glass globe.
We have no idea what light fixture he purchased, or box that is installed in the OP's scenario. Also the bracket is not the code violation, it's the 6-32 screws that would become the issue.

You may have jelly jar and plastic fixtures on your house, but we're not all like that. I've wired plenty of non- Mcmansion type houses that had fixtures over 6 lbs.

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That is a Home Depot/Lowes/Hampton Bay/crap fixture bracket.
I don't think I've EVER put one of those up that weighed more than 2#.
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That is a Home Depot/Lowes/Hampton Bay/crap fixture bracket.
I don't think I've EVER put one of those up that weighed more than 2#.
not everyone buys cheap fixtures
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And if that box is mounted on the ceiling you also violate 314.27.
Works fine on the ceiling for the trapeze my wife and I have in the bedroom
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Bracket is mounted to box with #6 screws, if fixture weighs more than 6lbs, you'll violate 314.27

And if you connect that black wire to the white wire, I'm pretty sure it's a code violation.... although I can't site the reference

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