So I’m replacing the overmirror light in a 1960s bathroom. We removed our old vanity light to find no electric box. The light I ordered requires a box. I’m wondering if I can install the bracket directly to the wall and not install a box? I can definitely do. DIY Network has simple instructions on how to install a bathroom light fixture.
I was recently changing the light fixtures in 2 of my 3 bathrooms. (I’m assuming my 3rd bathroom will be the same). Then of course the multitude of different systems in Europe ensure that it can NEVER be International!!!!It is interesting that there are more and more surface mount fittings that are acceptable for making a connection inside without a junction box to eliminate the box requirement! Unfortunately the junction box isn’t centered over the mirror and sink. Is there a reasonably easy and legal way to do this without relocating the junction box? Attached a. Is there a reasonably easy and legal way to do this without relocating the junction box? We want to replace a strip of eight lights with something nicer in a bathroom. I removed my old bathroom light and there was no box. A retrofit fan box may work, but you won’t be able to fit it into a 2×4 wall without cutting it open.
The light above the vanity was one of those light bars with 4 bulbs. My wife hated that light so I. You can’t install this sconce without a junction box. You will have to go with two lights (one on either side of the drain pipe), or a light similar to what was there previously (a surface mount light with an integral junction box), or you will have to move the drain pipe. Repair a Light Fixture Installed without an Electrical Box Repair a Light Fixture Installed without an Electrical Box. Light fixtures that simply protrude from the ceiling or wall without a junction box are just a fire waiting to happen. I am installing a new vanity light. It is pretty heavy, about 6.5lb without bulb.
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So she pries apart the mirror frame (without ruining it, because she actually planned to keep it) and the light. In this article, we’ll show you how to wire a pair of wall lights, how to hang a big mirror and how to recess a medicine cabinet into a wall. Installing a Bathroom Sink: Wall-Hung Sink. Run new cables from the junction box to each remodeling box, then slip the boxes into the holes and tighten the screws. Builders have typically just punched a hole into the drywall and run the wiring to the light bar without using a junction box. This is all fine and dandy except when you go to replace the light bar with a fixture that uses a junction box. Attaching a light fixture junction box to a wall doesn’t necessarily require a stud, but it does help. Find out how to attach a light fixture junction box to a wall with no stud with help from a. How to Install Plastic Anchors in a Wall for Screws. Replacing an existing vanity light is simple enough that it can be done in about 30 minutes. All vanity lights mount to the same type of electrical box, without any additional mounting. The light in bathroom is centered on wall, but I want to move it over about 16 inches so that it is centered over the vanity. I would estimate between 100 and 150 as it would not be that complicated to run some new wire and put in a new junction box.
Add style and function to your bathroom with a new mirror and vanity light. Installing an old work box is not legal according to the inspector since I have the walls open (drywall had to come down to fix other issues. ) I would prefer not to go that route anyway, although it is possible in theory, because it’d be difficult to mount without puncturing the vent stack. How do I to choose a new light fixture for the bathroom? Next we are going to add junction boxes to our holes but first you may have to add some wood supports behind or around the holes. Install a new bathroom light and solve the large hole dilemma. Where I live you need a junction box installed in the wall or it’s illegal. Reply.
And you are probably violating NEC 410.23 every time you offset a vanity light. Twist the black wires from the junction box and the light fixture together. Many vanity light fixtures are reversible. So I can either keep the ugly old thing, replace it & be without an outlet, or hire someone to install an outlet because that’s just not something I’d be comfortable DIYing. For information on wall-mounted lights, see How to Install Vanity Lights. Boxes at the end of a circuit must have the grounding wire of the cable attached directly to the box’s grounding screw or clip. Wires come from the junction box or subpanel, then go into the fixture, and then to the switch that controls the light. The light I have is a strip light that has a back mounting plate and a front piece. I thought that back mounting plate might mean it’s okay without a junction box but I wanted to be sure.