Ceiling Flush Light in Basement


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Old 04-19-19, 07:47 PM
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Ceiling Flush Light in Basement

I want to install flush mount ceiling lights in the basement. The ceiling is not finished, (for now anyway) it's just the floor joists up there. Seems that a nail on circular box doesn't hold them securely. What can I do to mount them stably. Thanks!
 
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Old 04-19-19, 10:24 PM
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It might be your technique. Could also try using a metal box. Or use a box with the thicker bracket that connects to two joists. If you want really strong use a fan box. Lastly install a 1x6 or even a 2x8 and attach the box to that.
 
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Hi, what type of flush mount ceiling fixtures are you using? What kind of boxes are you using?

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Seems that a nail on circular box doesn't hold them securely
What kind of box are you using? A nail on plastic?
 
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Nail on circular box. My plan is looking to use a metal one instead with right angle bracket that can screw to floor joist--then put a 2 x 8 (8 inch side towards cellar floor) on the other side of the box.
 
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Hi, if you plan on putting in a drywall ceiling at some point then the box canít be mounted on the surface of the joist, it must be held up so as to be flush with the drywall , usually 1/2Ē.
Drywall will also help keep the box solid if the hole is cut correctly.
I canít imagine why you canít get either a plastic or metal side mount box secure enough, thatís all that is typically used.
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