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Old 09-18-2012, 09:12 PM   #1
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I got a vanity for a gift last Christmas but haven't gotten around to tackling the bathroom remodel till now. I had never changed a vanity light so when I opened the box back then everything seemed fine. But now I'm doing a little research and realize I don't have any of the mounting hardware to go with it and it's pretty heavy. It's a Hampton Bay model 394 576. Here (I've attached pic too)

I'm sure I don't have receipts or anything to return it so I'm going to make it work. It looks like it should have maybe a bracket that screws to an electrical box and probably an inside plate that attaches to the bracket and holds up the light. (Not to mention screws and the decorative bolts that will be seen on the outside.)

I'm planning on tearing out some drywall but was wondering if anyone had suggestions. My current plan is to mount a 2x4 flat against the inside of the wall (side away from the bathroom towards hall) from stud to stud and then screw my box to that and then screw the fixture through the box into the 2x4. I'm not crazy about this idea but it seems pretty heavy. This also means I'm going to see the screws and will have to silicone a decorative cap over them or something.
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Old 09-18-2012, 09:25 PM   #2
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That's a nice gift.

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Old 09-18-2012, 09:40 PM   #3
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How about calling hampton and ask for a mounting kit
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Most home improvement centers sell mounting kits for fixtures.
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Old 09-18-2012, 10:04 PM   #5
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If I go buy a mounting kit is that just going to be this bracket thing and a couple of screws? If so is that strong enough?
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It is what they are designed for, if it really concerns you, just go buy an identical light get the mounting bracket from it, then take it back tell them it didn't come with one and the boss didn't like it anyway.

I have never done this
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Old 09-19-2012, 12:04 AM   #7
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If your box is attached to a stud, that small bracket with 2 screws is allowed to support up to 13Kg (28.6lbs.) (CEC 2009). This should be beefy enough for that fixture.

You can pick up a light mounting kit for a couple of bucks at any home centre
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Old 09-20-2012, 06:09 PM   #8
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Lowe's and I think Home Depot sells Hampton Bay. Why not visit one of those stores to see if you can purchase the parts that are missing. They may even give them to you if you can show that the fixture was purchased there and it was a gift. Can you hang a picture over the unsightly screw heads in the hall? Hope this helps.

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