Installing junction box in existing ceiling with no attic access

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Old 11-16-04, 07:38 PM
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Installing junction box in existing ceiling with no attic access

I am needing to install a hanging light fixture in my kitchen ceiling, with a finshed floor above. Currently, there is wiring for my old fixture, but no junction box for mounting a fixture, just a wire hanging out of the sheetrock. How can I mount the light fixture between two joists, without tearing up the ceiling? Is there a way to install a special mounting bracket and box by going through a 3-4" hole for the junction box? Or other suggestions? The ceiling is textured and to patch would be impossible for me.
 
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Old 11-16-04, 08:47 PM
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If the new fixture is lightweight, you could just install an old-work box. If the new fixture is not lightweight, you could install a ceiling fan brace kit. Both solutions are cheap, and neither requires any ceiling damage.
 
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