Attach a ceiling light cover over an existing light


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Old 05-23-24, 02:35 PM
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Attach a ceiling light cover over an existing light

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I am trying to Attach a custom ceiling light cover over an existing light, but cannot find the piece to do. We have the converter to change the existing canned recessed light into a standard fixture but now we need to place on top fixture. The fixture is brass, see picture, with three holes , approximately 12” diameter. We could screw it directly into the ceiling with anchors, however if we have to change the light bulb regularly the anchors would eventually give way I believe. It there some kind of “runner” we can attach to the ceiling which accommodates screws come down from the ceiling which we can use to attach the fixture. 3 Pictures of brass fixture and 1 of the ceiling is attached.

regards - Mel







 

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I will wait for the pictures.
 
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Pictures loaded.

You can use a plastic or metal expanding anchor.
The anchor body is set in the sheetrock and the screw is removable.
Many sizes at the home improvement stores.

metal expanding anchors
 
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Wouldn’t unscrewing it over and over (to change the light bulb) eventually wear out the anchor?
 
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Use a good quality LED bulb and you won't need to replace it for a long time.
 
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Thanks all!
 
 

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