Our garage was vandalised yesterday. Somebody ripped out a light
fixture holding two flood lights, apparently just so they could then
break the bulbs in the alley. The fixture, still attached to the 3.5"
round plastic utility box, was left hanging by its wiring.
The fixture was mounted to the sofit on the underside of an eave
overhang of the garage.
On examination, it looks like the guy who built the garage simply cut
a round hole in the aluminum siding at that point and made a
cunningly bent bracket out of sheet metal which somehow held the
fixture in place for 10 years.
There's nothing but empty space behind the opening and I don't think
there's any access to the space from inside the garage (not for
normal sized humans anyway). The bracket that used to hold the
fixture in place is pretty bent up, so I'm not sure I can duplicate
the magic that was used in the original installation. The siding has
the structural strength of a soda can, so I can get it back into
shape with no problem.
Is there any "standard" technique for mounting a box in this
Bert Hyman | St. Paul, MN | firstname.lastname@example.org