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helpless handyman 04-01-2008 10:12 AM

sconce lighting
 
I want to install 2 sconce in my basement, what is the correct box size for these? Will a regular outlet box work? Thanks

JGarth 04-01-2008 12:24 PM

helpless (definitely),
use the round / octagon boxes..

Stubbie 04-01-2008 12:53 PM

Sconces can be a different duck than other fixtures, just depends on the style of sconce and its canopy that covers the wall electrical box. Some sconces require 3 1/2" or 3 1/4" round or octagon boxes. Some will be fine with a 4 inch round or octagon. You also need to be aware of old work boxes (if plastic) that are 4 inch and have a 3/8 to 1/2 inch lip that rides the outside of your finished wall, these may not cover with some styles of sconces..in particular the ones that are half moon shaped like this....

http://www.thelightshop.com/v/vspfil...tos/WS56-1.jpg

Let the canopy be your guide as to the box size you need....:thumbsup:

Leah Frances 04-02-2008 12:51 PM

I want to hang some sconces too. But, I do not have enough room for the standard 4 inch oct box (the box has to go into a framed cavity only 3 inches wide). It seems like 314.27's exception would allow me to use an outlet box if my sconce weight is under 6 lbs. Is this correct?

Am I apt to find much selection with the (assumed) restriction?

Jim Port 04-02-2008 05:00 PM

This might be what you need.

http://www.aifittings.com/new_images...7R-product.jpg

http://www.aifittings.com/whnew95.htm

Leah Frances 04-02-2008 05:33 PM

What is the side to side dimensions of this? The webpage says 3.5 inch "hole saw". I don't need to drill a hole - but I only have 3 inches of width to work with. thanks


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