I am replacing a ceiling fixture the holes for mounting the bracket are stripped


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How to repair a fixture box when the holes for mounting the bracket are stripped


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Electrical Question: My town home was built in the early 1970’s. I am replacing a ceiling fixture in the kitchen. The junction box appears to be made of a pressed wood fiber material and the holes for mounting the bracket are stripped out. Is this repairable and if so how? I would have to hire someone to replace the junction box if that is the only solution.

This electrical question came from: Suzette, from Decatur, Georgia
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Dave The Electrician’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Suzette

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