electrical - adding a fixture

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Old 12-28-02, 11:41 AM
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electrical - adding a fixture

I have an existing exterior porch light, which is controller by a switch on the inside.
I want to an another exterior porch light on an adjacent wall, so people can see around the corner.
I was told that I can drill through the plaster and mount the light right on the wall using toggle bolts. Is this true? Or must I add a box metal box that I must inset in the plaster, just as the original installation for the original porch light.

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Old 12-28-02, 12:57 PM
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An approved box or fitting must be provided at every outlet or point where electrical connections are made.
 
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Old 12-28-02, 03:05 PM
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You can use what is known as a pancake box for this, you can get them at any supplier they mount on the service and the fixture covers them and are not seen again.
 
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Old 12-31-02, 12:47 PM
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add a fixture

From both responses, I see that I need to add a box where the new fixture is going to go.

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