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Old 06-27-2013, 01:53 PM   #1
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Need help with no eletrical box in bathroom


We went to change out the fixture in the bathroom of our 48 yr old home and there is no electrical box. There is a sliding bar/brace in it of some kind as shown in the picture. No new light fixture will attach to it. What can we add without tearing holes in the wall? Pictures and details would be very helpful! Thanks in advance.
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Old 06-27-2013, 01:56 PM   #2
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It's called an "old work" box.
Plastic or metal... but don't hang too heavy a fixture from it.
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Thanks, so do we take a sawz all and cut out the bar that I am assuming is attached to the studs then put this in? How much weight would say it could hold also?
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Thanks, so do we take a sawz all and cut out the bar that I am assuming is attached to the studs then put this in? How much weight would say it could hold also?
Before you go that route there is a pancake box that can fit on the crossbrace and you will have to punch the centre KO out and screw that fitting on.

Btw is this cable is switched or alive all the time ?

I will post the pancake box what it look like.,



That will give you a idea on that.


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