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Old 09-19-2012, 01:20 PM   #16
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Installing a wall mounted light without a gang box??


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No problem, I'll use a spade bit for the short hole for the LB to sit flush on one side of the post. One the other side of the post, I'm not using a gang, but a pancake instead. Can I just run the cable through a knockout hole and into the fixture without any clamps?
Nope, it needs a clamp.

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The box shown has two internal clamps. I'd use one and remove the other one to maximize space in the box.

Does the light you are using have a complete metal backplate ?
If not, you are going to have open gaps on each side of your post (from the backside).

Have you considered how you will close the gaps ?
Thanks. I'll look for a pancake w/clamps and offset knockouts, I hope HD carries them. I will router a recess for the pancake so it sits flush and the light is more narrow than the post, so it will have complete backing.

As for the clamps in the picture you posted, do I simply "loop" the cable under it? I know it's a very basic question, but I've never used these clamps before.
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Watch the boxfill in the pancake boxes.
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There should be KO's under the clamps, just not readily visible in the pic.

The site you posted doesn't give the width (or I missed it). Several other sites list the dimensions as "height of 9.5" a width of 7.75" and an extends 3.625" out".

If you have it in hand, you are good. But if you are relying on Amazon's "4 inch width", you might be in for an unpleasant surprise.
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Watch the boxfill in the pancake boxes.
Most of those pancake boxes are only 6 Cu in, so basically they will take a single #14/2
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Watch the boxfill in the pancake boxes.
I'm only running a single 14/2 to the fixture so I'm good.
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If you use a pancake box and use the internal clamps it seems they have a 1/4 inch knock out. Do you have to put some kind of plastic bushing or insert so that the sheathed cable is not rubbing up against the 1/4 inch knock out.
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