Coach lights on aluminum siding

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Old 04-21-16, 11:58 AM
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Coach lights on aluminum siding

I am trying to change out the coach lights on my garage & back porch that were poorly mounted to the aluminum siding. I took one down yesterday to find out there is no wood underneath the siding and it was only secured to the studs (heard this was popular way back when. So I have a surface mounting siding box I am trying to attach to the siding but i have no way of anchoring it to the aluminum siding because of the lack of wood behind it. How can I safely secure these mounting boxes to the aluminum siding?

This link is what i want to secure to the siding to mount my lights:

Arlington 8141DBL Siding Mounting Kits with Built in Box White 1 2 1 Pack | eBay
 
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Old 04-21-16, 01:02 PM
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Is the garage unfinished? I'd put a piece of 2x8 from the inside between the studs against the siding. Secure the 2x8 with angle brackets.

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Old 04-21-16, 07:13 PM
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Even a piece of plywood on the inside of the wall would provide support. It could be glued in place.
 
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Old 04-21-16, 07:36 PM
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I tend to over engineer. As PCBoss wrote even plywood would be enough.
 
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Old 04-25-16, 12:08 PM
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Nothing there

Guys i Understand that plywood would be enough and in my garage(even though its finished) i'll be able t do something like that. But as for my back patio there is nothing there. There is siding, then some type of black insulation, then nothing until the drywall in my dining room. I cant secure it to the drywall so what other options am i left with???
 
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Old 04-25-16, 01:36 PM
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Use an old work ceiling fan box and brace.

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