What adapter/mudring do I need?

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Old 08-13-14, 04:24 PM
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What adapter/mudring do I need?

I have a 4" square metal box mounted on the backside of 3/4" thick paneling.

I would like to mount a light fixture (like a lantern of some sort) to the front side.

What type of mud ring/adapter do I need to accommodate a fixture?

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The hole cut in the paneling is sized for 4" box. With the mudring on, will a fixture cover the hole completely?
 
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No, the fixture won't cover the 4x4 hole. The mudring Steel City 4 in. Square Mud Ring-52C312-25R at The Home Depot should have been installed on the box and the circle cut out so only it protrudes from the paneling.
 
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Is there an adapter to cover the hole? Or do I just have to find a fixture with a large enough base?
 
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Door number 2, IMO...................
 
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The hole cut in the paneling is sized for 4" box. With the mudring on, will a fixture cover the hole completely?
The paneling should have been cut to fit the mudring and not the 4 inch box. Do you have any more paneling? Can you replace that piece?
 
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Is there an adapter to cover the hole? Or do I just have to find a fixture with a large enough base?
yes..........................yes............................................................................................................
 
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yes..........................yes............................................................................................................
by all mean..............................please elaborate..............................................
 
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Cant replace that piece of panel.However, can I cut a 6x6 square from a piece of 1/4" plywood (or another kind of material??) affix it over the 4x4 hole and then cut the circle for the mudring out of it?

At that point, the panel would be 3/4" thick and the extra 1/4" means I need to find a mudring sized at 1" raised.

I know there are rules about being close to combustible material so I better ask you.
 
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I have a 4" square metal box mounted on the backside of 3/4" thick paneling.

I would like to mount a light fixture (like a lantern of some sort) to the front side.

What type of mud ring/adapter do I need to accommodate a fixture?

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you need a round mud ring deep enough to end up flush with the face of the paneling

The hole cut in the paneling is sized for 4" box. With the mudring on, will a fixture cover the hole completely?

make a pattern of the round hole and the hole cut in the paneling.

take the pattern with you to a big box store.

it should be easy to fine a wall fixture that will cover the hole in paneling.

Is there an adapter to cover the hole? Or do I just have to find a fixture with a large enough base?
ask in the ceiling fans section for round trim 6in....8in....12in.. that goes behind a fan or light fixture to cover up a larger hole.
 
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