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Old 08-17-2016, 05:50 PM   #16
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Cut and replace drywall is what I usually end up doing
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It's hard to be sure of things based upon the photo. But the apparent height of the backsplash and setting of the mirror so close to it, makes me wonder if there was a facelift to that bathroom prior to the OP moving in.

Depending on the actual heights of things, a vanity light box could be behind the mirror.
I feel like a complete idiot, but you're absolutely right. It never even occurred to me to look behind the mirror. After I took it off to try and trace the wires from the switch there was the electrical box with all the wires neatly tucked in. It does look like the mirror was hung up a little too high. Oh well, at least no more mystery.
Thanks again everyone, and sorry to waste your time.
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Thanks again everyone, and sorry to waste your time.
Don't apologize for wasting time - I read this thread and found it insightful.
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Your problem got solved, I don't think anyone feels like their time was wasted.
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What an anti-climatic thread. No code violations. No hidden copy of the Constitution. Nothing.

Glad you got it figured out. Make sure to post a follow up picture when you put the lights up
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Not a waste of time, it is what we are here for.

Thanks for letting us know the how things worked out.
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Wanted to follow up. It seems to me the most obvious way to proceed would be to move the electrical box up. Someone suggested that another way might to use a plastic wire channel/tube from the fixture to the box, and still connect all the wires inside the box. Possibly cutting out a path for the tube in the drywall as well. If I don't mind the appearance of the channel itself, would something like this be a safe way to do this? Thanks
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You could move the box up if there is enough cable or depending on the fixture just add a short cable in the wall using the old box as a junction.
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