Attach light to uneven stacked stone.

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Old 06-23-10, 11:18 AM
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Attach light to uneven stacked stone.

How do I solidly attach the large, flat, back plates for light fixtures to an uneven stacked stone wall?

I need four screws into the wall for each. Do I drill mortar and rock or just put two screws in mortar and skip the other two that position over rock?

I don't want to permanently flatten portions of the wall because eventually the lights will need to be replaced and the new ones may be a different size. Do I use styrofoam or something else to even the gaps in the wall?
 
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Welcome to the forums! You may can find some rubber mounting or spacer disks in different thicknesses to bring the case into a proper position while allowing you to fasten it properly.
 
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I saw those stone guys on DIY put lights in. They said you can drill into the stone or use liquid nails. The used liquid nails for that particular instance.
 
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same way we'd attach signs/letters to uneven surfaces,,, ' stand-offs ' - alum tubing cut to rqd size fitt'd over the lead anchor stud.

this way the lamp'll appear to float on the wall.
 
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