I replaced one of those standard strip vanity lights with a more decorative vanity light fixture. The builder that put in the original didn't install a plastic box behind the fixture to store the wires...instead the wires were left between the two pieces of metal in the fixture. The new fixture doesn't have this capability so the wires are just shoved back into the wall behind the fixture. Do i need to install a plastic box to store these wires?
depends on where you are but you do need a "handhold" box where this fixture is mounted, if plastic is what your area allows, or metal if that is what your area requires. you'll also need a bevel for the box transition edge to the finished wall. As it is also supporting the fixture it should be transitioned to one or both wall studs as well.
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