So i removed my old hollywood-style bathroom light fixture in preparation to put
in a new one. However, decided not to go with the new one and tried to
reinstall the hollywood light fixture with no success. There is no junction box
in the middle where you expect the fixture to be mounted and the wires are just
fed through a hole in the wall. Thus, to attach the fixture to the wall, there
were two holes drilled near the ends of the fixture and two 3" machine screws to
screw in. The problem is that there appears to be nothing inside the wall to
attach the machine screws into. No nut, no nothing, just air. I stuck a
scewdriver in the holes that is 4 inches longer than the screws and still hit
nothing but air. I am 100% positive that the screws were attached to something
as it took me quite a while to unscrew them to the fixture off but now i'm
stumped. Anyone have any ideas what on earth these are supposed to attach to so
the fixture is secure? Thanks.
On Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 9:44:04 AM UTC-4, mikehava wrote:
Either toggle bolts for a heavier fixture or plastic drywall anchors
for lighter ones. Sounds like the hole may be so large that toggle
bolts are the option now. As you noted, there should be a box too.
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