Ceiling light extension box too far out


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Old 03-10-15, 06:09 AM
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Ceiling light extension box too far out

I bought an extension box to try and get the box level with the wood (by code) but it hangs out too far.
Do they make adjustable ceiling ring extensions? I can only find fixed ones.
 
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Old 03-10-15, 06:17 AM
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Can you cut a finished block of the same wood to use as an extension.how much does it stick down?
Just a thought.
 
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Old 03-10-15, 06:20 AM
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I'm with Geo, I've had several instances where there just wasn't enough room for the electrical box so I cut a medallion out of wood to make up the difference. You can also buy premade ones but they are always white [can be painted]
 
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Any access to the area above the ceiling?
 
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Old 03-10-15, 07:30 AM
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Instead of an extension ring (box) maybe this would work: Cathelle: Simply Electric OCTAGON BOX EXTENSION - PLASTIC

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Old 03-10-15, 08:07 AM
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I thought you couldn't use wood due to fire risk?
That's why the box has to be flush with the wood?
I can't access the area above and the junction box is screwed into a piece of wood above so can't move it upwards.
 
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How much space are you trying to make up,what kind of box is in there,I think Ray has a good option.
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Old 03-10-15, 09:48 AM
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The wood ring would bring the box flush to the surface instead of being proud.
 

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Old 03-10-15, 03:10 PM
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You mean put the wood above the junction box?
Instead of a ring below it?
It's aboyt 3/4" space to make up from the original box.
 
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Old 03-10-15, 03:34 PM
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You mean put the wood above the junction box?
No they meant to surround the part of the extension ring that protrudes below the ceiling but if you look at the extension I posted you will see if you use that it will be flush because it is adjustable and nothing else would be needed.

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Old 03-10-15, 05:51 PM
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But isn't it a fire risk to put a wood ring onto the junction box?
If I put a wood ring around it then lights will not be flush, they will stick down.
The plastic ring looks suitable but not too easy to find in stores.
 
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Old 03-10-15, 06:01 PM
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The wood ring would be larger then light base and the light would rest against it.

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That extender is an Arlington product,either try a good electrical supply store or order on line.
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