Is there a mounting box to solve this problem?

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Old 02-29-12, 07:00 PM
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Is there a mounting box to solve this problem?

I have a new bathroom, and I bought a new light to go above vanity. I have an old-work circular box and was just about to cut the circle in the wall when I reviewed a pre-drywall picture and realized that there is a stud dead center of where I need to mount this light. Therefore, putting the circular box in place is impossible. Moving the light is also impossible. How can I mount it to code; what's the proper approach (other than planning properly when I built the wall)?

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Old 02-29-12, 07:39 PM
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Perhaps a pancake box.

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Old 02-29-12, 08:11 PM
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Yup, Pancake box. They come in plastic or metal. Either will work. Screw the box to the stud.
 
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Old 03-01-12, 03:42 AM
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Thanks guys, I just looked up what those are and it's definitely the solution
 
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Old 03-01-12, 06:09 AM
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Here is an old work pancake box for when there is no stud. Why didn't I think of this?

3-1/2" Round 1/2" Deep, Pan Box with (5) 1/2" Conduit Knockouts and Old Work Ears

Sorry, about no image, but it has a flat plate behind the box that extends out past the hole. You just angle it in and center the box.
 
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Old 03-01-12, 10:35 AM
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there is also this if you need more room for wires.
Shop CARLON Plastic Ceiling Electrical Box at Lowes.com
 
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