Ceiling Flush Mount Light

Old 08-24-22, 05:32 PM
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Ceiling Flush Mount Light

Hello. I am new here and haven’t quite figured out the search previous thread features yet

I am installing a new ceiling light, simple black white ground wires.

OLD house with no junction box and the previous light fixture plastered into the ceiling.

On first install, I had to rig up part of the old mounting brackets with a new mounting bracket. It’s labeled a “flush Mount” but it’s now about an inch away from the ceiling and the wires are technically “exposed” but are hidden from plain view.

- “exposed” in this case is that they are wire nut and electrical taped for safety, but are coming out of the ceiling and in between the plaster and light fixture. Old light was the same, except it had a big bowl that flush mounted to the ceiling.

I know it’s safe, but would it raise a red flag on a home inspection? Any thoughts outside of installing a new junction box?
Old 08-24-22, 05:44 PM
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There are a lot of ways to add a proper junction box, none of which will require opening up the ceiling any more than what is needed for the new box. Please post a picture of what wiring you currently have. Also, let us know what material the ceiling is made out of. (Drywall, Lath and plaster, etc.)

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