bathroom light fixture help


Old 04-15-14, 11:34 AM
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bathroom light fixture help

I want to change my bathroom light fixture, and when I took off the front of the old fixture, it has these electrical nipples I guess, and I am not sure if they have to be there or if I can remove them. The new fixture we bought mounts closer to the wall and I don't think I will be able to install the new fixture with the nipples there.
Old 04-15-14, 04:06 PM
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They look like connectors. Make sure that the power is off. Disconnect the wires, loosen the nuts & remove the fixture.
Old 04-15-14, 05:55 PM
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In your picture they are using the fixture as a splice point. With many of those strip fixtures the fixture itself was rated as a junction box for a single wire.... not two. You can remove those two connectors from the fixture and the cables but you will need to cut a gem box into the wall as a new splice point.

If it's MC (metal clad) cable then you'll need to use a metal box. If the wire is type NM (non metallic like romex) then you can use a plastic box.

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Old 04-15-14, 07:02 PM
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But lights or 8-32 so prefer round or octagon.

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Old 04-16-14, 11:00 AM
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thanks for the replys. I think I am going to just call someone so I know its done right. Thanks for the help.

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