Replacing a recessed can light with ceiling light fixture


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Old 12-19-22, 04:13 AM
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Replacing a recessed can light with ceiling light fixture

Currently have a recessed can light placed between joists that uses provided housing clips for stabilizing to dry wall and anchored to offset joist on one side with a long wood screw.
I want to replace the can with a center mount light fixture. I have a 6" open hole with no cross stud, junction box or mounting bracket. What is a good cross member mount, given there is no stud or existing junction box present?
 
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Old 12-19-22, 04:33 AM
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You could use a telescoping fan mount or cut and replace the drywall across two joists which will allow you to install an old work box anywhere it's needed!
 
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