Outdoor light siding mounting block


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Old 10-30-21, 08:57 AM
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Outdoor light siding mounting block

I am replacing an outdoor light and I am wondering how concerned I should be about how the original 1980ís electrical box and siding mounting block was installed. They used a standard rectangular metal box without any extension rings and just installed the vinyl siding mounting block over it. The face of the mounting block is about an inch away from the wall. How concerned should i be about the lack of box extensions?

This is my own home.

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If you are concerned add extensions.
 
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Old 10-30-21, 10:18 AM
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I see that sort of thing all the time. It's not right according to electrical codes, but that's usually because the electrician wasn't called to do it correctly. Not saying it's okay, just saying it's not uncommon.

You can add a box extension or possibly change the mount altogether and use an Arlington siding mount that has a UL box as part of the siding mount.
 
 

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