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Old 08-11-2013, 06:46 PM   #1
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Ok, this is probably a stupid question but I have to ask: what is - normally - behind an aluminum siding?
The previous owner attached an outside light on the wall, but I find it a little bit flimsy and I want to replace it anyway
I have already installed other outside lights, and I want to replace that one as well
For those I have already installed, I was able to attach a mounting plate kit (from Armstrong that fits the siding) to a stud
But I think there is no stud on the one I want to replace.....Unless there is a layer of plywood right behind the siding? If not, how should I do to properly attach the mounting plate?
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Here there needs to be a box back there just like for any other lighting fixture, outlet, switch or whatever to hold the connection. Still needs to be conduit in most cases to it here also. Fixture or its mounting plate attaches to the front of the box.

I cannot imagine that an unboxed connection meets code even where you are unless maybe the fixture houses it? My guess is not though.

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It's anyone's guess how they did it.
Going to have to open it up and find out.
Could be plywood, Cellotex, old wooden lap siding ECT.
They make easy to install siding blocks with an outlet built in. There vinyl but will still work fine.
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Hello

Ok, this is probably a stupid question but I have to ask: what is - normally - behind an aluminum siding?
The previous owner attached an outside light on the wall, but I find it a little bit flimsy and I want to replace it anyway
I have already installed other outside lights, and I want to replace that one as well
For those I have already installed, I was able to attach a mounting plate kit (from Armstrong that fits the siding) to a stud
But I think there is no stud on the one I want to replace.....Unless there is a layer of plywood right behind the siding? If not, how should I do to properly attach the mounting plate?
Thanks
Bonsoir FG.,

Normally most alum sliding they will have some sort of le junction box right next to the wood stud so if you can find it it should be on that spot otherwise some case I know few peoples did use the oldwork box to attach them ( on the alum sliding ) and be aware there will be a backing materals behind the alum " skin " so it may affect how you mount it.

So you may want to take a closer look at the opening where the luminaire is located.

Merci,
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