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When my house was built, the wire of the vanity light in the bathroom just stubbed out of a hole with no box. I'm currently renovating the bathroom and the new fixture will require a box to mount to.

The box will be an old work box that mounts in the center between 2 studs. Can I use one of those blue plastic boxes with the 4 wings that fold out to mount this 10 pound light fixture, or is that not good enough? My home has 1/2" drywall with hardcoat. I'm also told that there is a metal version of these old work boxes that have 2 metal tabs to clamp to the drywall. My concern with that is the metal tabs that come out to cover the front of the drywall may be too large and may stick out beyond the backplate of the new fixture.
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