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tkenna 06-05-2011 09:03 PM

vanity light
i took down the light in bathroom and i am going to replace it with a new light but the new light attaches to a electrical box and there is none as of rigght know, what should i do

Jim Port 06-05-2011 09:05 PM

If the new fixture requires a box you will need to install an old work box.

tkenna 06-05-2011 09:08 PM

is this something i can do or will i need to hire electrician

Jim Port 06-05-2011 09:18 PM

This is a very easy project. The hard part is getting the correct box and making sure it will fit in the wall.

vsheetz 06-05-2011 09:24 PM

What is the wall - just drywall? Is there just a small hole with the wires sticking through - and maybe a metal bracket screwed to the wall that the old light mounted on?

You need an old work box - these have ears that can be extended once the box is set into a appropriate sized hole in the wall. You need to open a larger hole in the wall - with something like a keyhole saw or drywall saw.

If you go to a big box store, they will be a few differing types of old work boxes.

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