When you don’t have anything solid to which you can attach a light fixture, then it’s tempting to twist it into the drywall, but that’s a code violation in addition to a mistake. The fixture may appear stable, but a consequence or the burden of the fixture itself can be enough to loosen the screws, and the outcome is a fixture dangling from the ceiling or wall. Light fittings should be attached to boxes secured into a stud or rafter, but if your fixture does not weigh much, you can use a sanding box that anchors to the drywall.
Turn off the breaker switch. If other men and women are home, let them know so that it inadvertently turns on while you’re working you’re working on the electricity and tape the switch in the off position with a notable sign.
Remove the screws that are currently holding the fixture with a screwdriver and pull it far enough away from the ceiling or wall to get the wire connections. Remove and untwist the valve wires from the circuit wires.
Install an electrical box to the fixture. The fixture does not weigh much and if the drywall is in good shape, you can put in a sanding box by cutting out a hole for it. A box includes anchors that hook into the back of the drywall, eliminating the requirement to attach it . But it ought to be held with a round ceiling box secured into a stud or rafter, which may mean altering its position, if the fixture is thick. There’s a way to stop from altering the place of a ceiling fixture if you’ve got access.
With telescoping strapping, which is designed for hanging ceiling lighting between rafters Buy a round ceiling box. Position the box above this fixture’s location and cut a hole for it in the drywall with a drywall saw. Extend the straps to meet with the ceiling rafters and then twist them into the rafters. The front edge of this box ought to be flush with the ceiling when installed.
Cut a hole to get a conventional round ceiling box without strapping next to a stud or rafter wash the box into the wood with the front edge flush with the surface of ceiling or the wall. You have to cut a part of drywall to get this done and repair it.
Hold the circuit cable, which includes a white, a black and a wire, through the back of both of the two types of boxes that you attach to framing following the box is in place. Nevertheless, feed in the cables before you anchor the box if you’re using a box. They should be stapled into a stud or rafter near the box with wire staples boxes are self-clamping — or clamped within the box.
Screw an adapter plate, called a crossbar, to the box that includes holes that line up with the screw holes on the base of this fixture. You may need to search to find an crossbar When it’s a classic fixture. You are probably going to have the ability to find one in a shop that sells lighting fixtures or electrical equipment.
Connect the fixture into the circuit cables by turning its black wire to the black one in its white you and the circuit cable to the circuit cable. By screwing on a wire cap Shield the intersection of each pair of cables.
Join the fixture ground wire to the circuit ground wire. The base is made from metal and When there is no ground wire, put in a ground screw on the base. The circuit ground wire should be on the ground screw on the box, even if it’s made from metal.
Push all the cables and then screw the fixture with screws into the adapter plate.