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Old 01-23-2013, 07:56 PM   #1
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I took down a cloud light to replace it with a chandleir. The electrical wire is atached to a two by six but there is no junction box.
Do they make a metal plate that I could attach to the joist and hang my light from.

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Old 01-23-2013, 08:08 PM   #2
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Two different types, a saddle round box, in which the joist runs thru the center of the box, providing the joist runs tru the center of your ceiling hole where the light is going to be mounted, or if no hole, you cen cut a hole centered on the joist and use that,
or just a flat metal round box, secure it with screws into the joist, hang your fixture
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I will expand Fltdek's comment little more on this one.,

There is one thing you have to be aware is the numbers of conductors at the junction box and what Fltdek posted the photo the pancake box which it is the left one that do not have much room beside only rated for one cable either 14-2 or 14-3 or 12-2 or 12-3 NM's but nothing more with it.

Now other hand with the box on the right you will have more room but becarefull with the cu in rating you may get by with 2 cable the most but 3 cables no I won't even bother with that one. the Cu In count will get it fast.

Now both boxes as Fltdek posted both are fan rated so it will not be a issue to hang chanilder but what weight the chanilder it will be that is the key issue.

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I will expand Fltdek's comment little more on this one.,

There is one thing you have to be aware is the numbers of conductors at the junction box and what Fltdek posted the photo the pancake box which it is the left one that do not have much room beside only rated for one cable either 14-2 or 14-3 or 12-2 or 12-3 NM's but nothing more with it.

Now other hand with the box on the right you will have more room but becarefull with the cu in rating you may get by with 2 cable the most but 3 cables no I won't even bother with that one. the Cu In count will get it fast.

Now both boxes as Fltdek posted both are fan rated so it will not be a issue to hang chanilder but what weight the chanilder it will be that is the key issue.

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Thanks for covering my back on this one! Definately a couple of things I didn't take into consideration before posting!
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Thanks for covering my back on this one! Definately a couple of things I didn't take into consideration before posting!
Pas de Probem at all. That why I mention the cable or the numbers of conductors in there so that way someone can able watch out the numbers of conductors in the box without getting over crowed.

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