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Light Fixture Mounting

As part of the disaster from One of Those Days, the kitchen ceiling is going to be replaced. This is a photo of what the last guy did when he remodeled.
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The ceiling box is attached to a cheap ass mounting bracket. These are used all over to set the electric boxes in tract houses all over the country. If you never plan to install a ceiling fan or hang a fixture that has more than one bulb, this is probably okay.

These brackets are not made for the homeowner, they are used to reduce the labor in building houses and you will never see them, unless of course you have a disaster, or you are having a custom home built.

I am going to replace this turkey with wood backing so that I can install a 4 bulb 4′ florescent light in my kitchen. I will also be installing backing in both the joist spaces on either side of this location. Being able to screw the fixture into solid wood is a good thing.

The next owner will thank me.