How do I install a fixture box for my outside light?
There are a variety of fixture boxes that can be used for just about any wiring situation. If the 2×6 is directly at the desired location for the light fixture then…
Electrical Question from Gary about Home Electrical Wiring
Background: Gary, a Handyman from Mays Landing, New Jersey.
Question: I want to install lights on both sides of my garage door to the exterior of my home.
One side is relatively straight forward as it is typical stud construction. The other side has a pressure treated 2×6 behind the location on the wall which forms a mounting space for the garage track. What do I do? Should I use conduit to come out of the back of a box as the wires would not be in a cavity? Should I use and extra deep box?
Thanks for your electrical question Gary. There are a variety of fixture boxes that can be used for just about any wiring situation. If the 2×6 is directly at the desired location for the light fixture then a hole saw can be used to create the necessary opening for the fixture box. If the space is partially blocked by a framing stud then install a thin pancake box.Â If the space is wide open then use a cut-in box. Follow the link below for full details about junction boxes.
The Following resources will assist you with your electrical question:
Electrical Junction Boxes
For more information about Home Wiring
Home Wiring Diagrams
This link is helpful as a Handyman
Make sure not to miss these Resources for: How-To-Videos
Be Careful and Be Safe – Never Work on Energized Circuits!
For Best Results Consult a Licensed Electrical Contractor.
Locate An Electrical Contractor in Your Area
Consult your Local Building Department about Permits and Inspections for all Electric Wiring Projects.
The Safest Way to Test Electrical Devices and Identify Electric Wires!The Non-Contact Electrical Tester
This is a testing tool that I have had in my personal electrical tool pouch for years, and is the first test tool I grab to help identify electrical wiring. It is a Non-contact tester that I use to easily Detect Voltage in Cables, Cords, Circuit Breakers, Lighting Fixtures, Switches, Outlets and Wires. Simply insert the end of the tester into an outlet, lamp socket, or hold the end of the tester against the wire you wish to test. Very handy and easy to use.
The Quickest Way to Check for Faulty Electrical Wiring!The Plug-In Outlet Tester
This is the first tool I grab to troubleshoot a problem with outlet circuit wiring. This popular tester is also used by most inspectors to test for power and check the polarity of circuit wiring.
It detects probable improper wiring conditions in standard 110-125 VAC outlets Provides 6 probable wiring conditions that are quick and easy to read for ultimate efficiency Lights indicate if wiring is correct and indicator light chart is included Tests standard 3-wire outlets UL Listed Light indicates if wiring is incorrect Very handy and easy to use.
Strip Off Wire Insulation without Nicking and Damaging the Electric Wire!The Wire Stripper and Wire Cutter
My absolute favorite wire stripping tool that I have had in my personal electrical tool pouch for years, and this is the tool I use to safely strip electrical wires.
This handy tool has multiple uses:
The wire gauges are shown on the side of the tool so you know which slot to use for stripping insulation.
The end of the tool can be used to grip and bend wire which is handy for attaching wire onto the screw terminals of switches and outlets..
The wire stripper will work on both solid and stranded wire. This tool is Very Handy and Easy to Use.
|More articles about Electrical, Lighting, Outdoor Lighting and Home Electrical Wiring:|
|« Previous||Next »|
|How to convert a 240 volt outlet into a sub-panel||What is the formula for the computations of main wire?|