Installing lights in bathroom - No box in wall!

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Old 02-15-05, 03:45 PM
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Lightbulb Installing lights in bathroom - No box in wall!

Hi folks! Here's my problem.. I'm going to install a light in my bathroom, and previously there were two of those "Hollywood Dressing Room" light bars from the 80's in there... So I took that out, and now have this left: (two of them, but one picture for brevity):

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...ello/wires.jpg


So anyhow, the light tells me that I need to attach the bracket (they call it a mounting strip) to a box in the wall... Here's the bracket:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...lo/bracket.jpg


Now the problem being, of course, that I don't HAVE a box in the wall to attach the bracket to! What can/should I do? I know I can pick up a box, correct? Any advice on installing it, etc?

Here's the fixture, too, just for reference:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...lo/fixture.jpg
 
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Old 02-15-05, 05:06 PM
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Pickup a box.
Probe the hole where the wire is and find the stud. If it is in a suitable location cut ahole for the box. Feed the wire in tothe box. Push the box into the hole and mount the box to the stud. If the stud is not in the correct location you can get brackets to mount between the studs that will fit though the hole that you will need to cut for the box.
 
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Old 02-15-05, 06:00 PM
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Originally Posted by joed
Pickup a box.
Probe the hole where the wire is and find the stud. If it is in a suitable location cut ahole for the box. Feed the wire in tothe box. Push the box into the hole and mount the box to the stud. If the stud is not in the correct location you can get brackets to mount between the studs that will fit though the hole that you will need to cut for the box.
Awesome! Thanks, joed! That's really all I needed to know... I was worried about how to mount the box if it wasn't near a stud.
 
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Old 02-24-05, 09:48 AM
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Boxes?

Hi,

I've got my answers here too! Thanks.
I have the same kind of problem, same kind of lights.

I will appreciate an advise what kind of boxes to pick?
 
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Old 02-24-05, 10:43 AM
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I just got the standard octagonal electrical boxes, and they worked just fine. Just ask someone at the hardware store for an electrical box for mounting a light, and they'll show you exactly what you need. Also make sure you ask for the brackets!
 
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Old 02-24-05, 10:44 AM
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I'm going to take a couple of pictures with my cam and post them... Gimme a min here.
 
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Old 02-24-05, 10:56 AM
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Alright, here's a picture of the box:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...erello/box.jpg

And the bracket to brace it to the studs:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...o/f8cffb82.jpg

And finally, the installed product (yes, I'm going to fix the drywall. ):
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...ed_bracket.jpg
 
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Old 02-24-05, 11:57 AM
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Thanks,

It looks like pictures from my bath. Exactly what I need
 
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Old 02-24-05, 05:23 PM
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You can get a bracket that fits thought hole and then screw open. It jams into the joists and avouds the need for extra slot cut in the ceiling for the bracket.
Page 4 of this site has an exellent picture of one being installed.

http://www.energystar.gov/ia/product...ans/H142PA.pdf
 
 

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