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Old 01-08-2012, 04:33 PM   #1
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Installing Light on Round Junction Service Box


I am trying to replace an outdoor light. The current light has a round mount and mounts over the round service junction box on the outside of the house. (The junction boxes are not recessed.) The new lights have a rectangular mount. When I mount them over the junction box, they stick out from the wall (not surpising) and don't sit squarely. (See attached picture.) I'm also concerned about water getting into the wires so easily since the rectangular mount doesn't fit over the round junction box in any fitted way. Is there some sort of plate that would help me use the round service junction box to mount these lights?
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Old 01-08-2012, 05:14 PM   #2
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I am trying to replace an outdoor light.
why? it's cool.

The new lights have a rectangular mount. When I mount them over the junction box, they stick out from the wall (not surpising) and don't sit squarely. (See attached picture.)
Oh, yeah... that one. I like it!

I'm also concerned about water getting into the wires so easily since the rectangular mount doesn't fit over the round junction box in any fitted way.
... the electrical box isn't/shouldn't be a problem.

Is there some sort of plate that would help me use the round service junction box to mount these lights?
Not likely. What you're gonna need to do is mock up something on your own (or have it fabbed) to install around that box (and conduit) for the fixture to mount flush to.

It doesn't have to be complicated or fancy...
most sheet metal shops could make a "box" that could be painted.

hth

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That's one ugly way to run wiring and a box.
Just change the juntion box.
Unless that whole set up is redone there is no way to get the light to sit flush.
Concider redoing at whole wall with foam insulation and adding siding over it.
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This is what you really need, however I don't know of a way to get a surface mounted cable to work with one.

http://www.aifittings.com/catalog/si...unting-blocks/
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This is what you really need, however I don't know of a way to get a surface mounted cable to work with one.

http://www.aifittings.com/catalog/si...unting-blocks/
Geez, Jim. Just run the cable into the side of the box like it is right now.
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In the end it wouldn't be any worse than it already is. Just a little too hack for me.
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Tarheel is right, change the light or get a carpenter to make you something.
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MegR, I am having the exact same problem with a new porch light/ round junction box. What did you do to fix yours?

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