Originally Posted by gkaro
Just built an extension and it time to install the outdoor lights on the wood siding. I have the wires coming through holes to the outside. Where I am having difficulty is if I install an octagonal box on the siding, the light fixture will not cover the box and it will show from the sides.
Should the siding be cut and boxes be installed flush mounted with the outside surface???
I was under the impression that outdoor boxes were always surface mounted...
This is the best solution,(OP in red).
The big box stores have round re-model cut-in boxes that work well for this type of installation.
No, not all outdoor boxes are surface mounted.
Yes, there are weather resistant surface mount light boxes, they don't look very well with regular fixtures. Flood lights are all I try to mount to these.