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Old 12-29-2009, 02:28 PM   #1
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Hanging light J box too close to joist


I drilled a 1/8" pilot hole for a 4" circle j box for a hanging lamp. It is about 1" away from the joist. The hole I drilled is perfectly centered in front of a window, with not much room for moving it around without looking weird. Is there some sort of option I have here?

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You could use a pancake box and secure it right to the underside of the joist.
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thanks, that looks like it'll work.
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Don't forget to ground the metal pancake box. I've seen 3 different times electricians get caught by an inspector for that...
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