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Ceiling junction box

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My son is moving into a new house that is 60 years old. He wants to replace fluorescent light in kitchen with new fixture. When we dropped old fixture we noticed the junction box is deeper in ceiling because of an additional piece of drywall on ceiling. So the box is not flush on ceiling and cannot hang new fixture. I read that they have extenders, is this something that will work? If so, are they available in stores and is that the correct name for it. Sorry so long... any help is appreciated. Thanks

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an extension box will most likely hang too low, past the surface of the drywall, but it might depend on the light fixture you have weather it will work or not,

can't you just use longer screws to reach the existing box?
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