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Old 03-31-2012, 05:36 PM   #1
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how to install fixture box without stud in dry wall

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You need one of these.It's referred to as an "old work box"



Cut a hole using the box as a guide,insert box tighten screws till box it secured to drywall.


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The box shown above would be fine for a switch or receptacle. For a light fixture you need a different style and perhaps one with a bracket. Old work ceiling boxes are not rated for fixture support according to one manufacturer.
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The box shown above would be fine for a switch or receptacle. For a light fixture you need a different style and perhaps one with a bracket. Old work ceiling boxes are not rated for fixture support according to one manufacturer.
If it is for a ceiling application.
This will work too;

This also comes in a plastic box.
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The box shown above would be fine for a switch or receptacle. For a light fixture you need a different style and perhaps one with a bracket. Old work ceiling boxes are not rated for fixture support according to one manufacturer.
Do ceilings have studs?

Just playin...

The word "fixture" does imply a light.
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Do ceilings have studs?

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The word "fixture" does imply a light.

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