remove bathroom light fixture and move another

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Old 01-21-09, 10:25 AM
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remove bathroom light fixture and move another

I have three light fixtures above my vanity in my bathroom. I want to remove one and move another so it's centered above the sink. I removed fixture that I want to get rid of. The junction box has the top missing (looks like someone broke it off). Can I just put the wires in the junction box, cap it off and dry wall over it? Also, I removed the fixture I want to scoot down the wall about 8 inches. The wires are coming straight out of the wall, no junction box. There is, however a broken junction box where I want to move the fixture. The whole side and top are broken off. Don't you just love new homes! Can I just pull the old wires down the wall and into the junction box? There are no studs in the way, there is, however a water pipe that they would have to cross. Also, do the broken junction boxes need to be replaced? How do I get the old ones out?
Thanks for any advice you have.
Texan Julianna
 
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Old 01-21-09, 11:01 AM
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"Can I just put the wires in the junction box, cap it off and dry wall over it?"

You cannot dry wall over it. Junction boxes must be accessible.
 
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Old 01-23-09, 06:10 AM
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Junction boxes must remain accessible. Perhaps you could turn them around so they face out the back of the wall?

Could you post pics?

If this is a new house I would have the builder make things right by having this corrected. It should not have been left this way.
 
 

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