I've installed a pendant light fixture onto the preexisting plastic
ceiling box. Now I need to install another similar fixture several
feet (1'-4') away from the first. According to code, do I need a
second ceiling box or can I make an opening in the drywall and fish
Romex in the ceiling to the adjacent box for coupling?
If the latter is per code, that means I'm allowed to make a connection
using wire nuts without the connection being contained inside a
Maybe I'm confused, but if your putting in a second fixture, doesn't
that fixture need a second box to fasten on to? Otherwise, what holds
it? Seem straightforward that you would put in a second box and then
attach second lighting fixture to it.
Trad... The light fixture is not too heavy so, while not ideal, I'd
probably get away supporting it by drywall alone.
Doug... I've looked at the different boxes at Lowes and the only one I
can see working for my application is the one w/ three ears that open
up on the other side of the ceiling and act as a vise to clamp the
drywall. Would that be per code? Are there any better solutions for
pre-existing ceiling installs? I'm limited on my options as I will
have a specific place where the box will have to mount and I might not
be lucky enough to get a stud there. Here's a link to a similar light
I'm installing. I plan to have two of these in one row.
On Nov 12, 3:46 pm, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
If you have access from above, you can install blocking between the
joists to support the box wherever you want.
If you don't have access from above, you can use a "fan box" with a
brace. You cut the hole in the ceiling where you want the box, slide
the brace assembly through the hole and lengthen the brace until it
bites into the adjoining joists. Then you attach the box to the
Wayne... This will be in the living room and there is a bedroom above
it, so I won't have access to studs. But the fan box is a great
idea. I saw them at the store, but wasn't sure how they expand to
bite into the studs. Looks like there's a mechanism that when
tightened, expands the brace. If not that, then I'll just support the
weight on the drywall alone.
Thanks for all the advice!
On Nov 13, 7:23 pm, email@example.com (Doug Miller) wrote:
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