Substutute octanguler 4" box with standard 2"box

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Old 06-17-13, 04:13 PM
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Substutute octanguler 4" box with standard 2"box

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Due to space requirements I would like to mount a wall sconce to a 2" rectangular
box. The sconce weighs about 4lbs. I know it is customary to use octangular box's for wall sconces. What I don't know is if it is required by code. Can someone please set me straight on this, Thanks.

This is in a bathroom next to medicine cabinet. I am in Ct,
 
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Old 06-17-13, 04:31 PM
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You can mount the sconce on a standard gem box (2"x3"). You may be required to use a fixture bar which would have different mounting holes to adapt the gem box screw pattern to the scones screw pattern. Many fixtures come with a fixture bar. Madison bars or old work clips can be used to hold the box in the wall.
 
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Thanks, I understand, no problem.
 
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