Replacing bathroom light

Old 11-24-21, 01:40 PM
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Replacing bathroom light

After removing the old light I discovered there is no box to attach the new light to, they just ran the wire through a small hole and mounted the old light to the wall with anchor bolts (not sure if that's what those wing nut thing are called that expand after the bolt is pushed through the wall). When installing the mounting box, should it be flush with the wall or flush with the stud?
Old 11-24-21, 02:27 PM
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Boxes are installed so as to be flush with the drywall.
Old 11-24-21, 05:07 PM
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Just some added information..... many bathroom/vanity fixtures actually have built in electrical boxes or wiring raceways. For example..... strip lights. The back is removable from the fixture and has a wire knockout in it. The wire connects to the back pan and then the fixture covers it.

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