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    I am going to have outdoor lantern style lights on the outside of my addition by the side of the sliding patio door.

    New construction. Do I cut a hole and then install a work box at the location or do I do something else?

    Thanks

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    Retired Defense Industry Engineer jadnashua's Avatar
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    Box in the wall...light attaches to the box. Make sure to anchor the box well.
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    Should I get a circular box or a regular rectangle workbox?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandyman720
    Should I get a circular box or a regular rectangle workbox?

    Whatever the fixture will cover...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandyman720
    Should I get a circular box or a regular rectangle workbox?
    314.27 Outlet Boxes.
    (A) Boxes at Luminaire (Lighting Fixture) Outlets. Boxes used at luminaire (lighting fixture) or lampholder outlets shall be designed for the purpose. At every outlet used exclusively for lighting, the box shall be designed or installed so that a luminaire (lighting fixture) may be attached.

    Exception: A wall-mounted luminaire (fixture) weighing not more than 3 kg (6 lb) shall be permitted to be supported on other boxes or plaster rings that are secured to other boxes, provided the luminaire (fixture) or its supporting yoke is secured to the box with no fewer than two No. 6 or larger screws.

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    Depends on the fixture. A surface mounted pan box is the easiest IF the fixture will cover it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alectrician
    Depends on the fixture. A surface mounted pan box is the easiest IF the fixture will cover it.
    And there is enough cubit inches in the box for the conductors that enter it

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    And there is enough cubit inches in the box for the conductors that enter it
    Don't YOU start with me either

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