06:23PM | 03/19/05
Member Since: 03/18/05
3 lifetime posts
Sorry for not knowing the proper term for those plastic boxes used within walls behind certain electrical items...

Anyway, I replaced one of those standard strip vanity lights with a more decorative vanity light fixture. The builder that put in the original fixture 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?


07:00AM | 03/20/05
Member Since: 09/24/04
128 lifetime posts

Yes, you will need a Blue Carlon Retrofit Box, a drywall saw, a philip screwdriver and a chase nipple if your fixture calls for it. The retrofit box has two little flip out ears that will stick out as you tighten the screws. These ears will keep the box tight in the wall. This box does not require a stud to be present. The Chase nipple will go on the back of the fixture and this will protect the wires from the metal edge on the rear of the fixture.

This is an easy and cheap fix. Good luck.

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