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accepted Does this wiring look normal? If so, how can I connect a porch light to it?
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comment Does this wiring look normal? If so, how can I connect a porch light to it?
@SpeedyPetey That's exactly what I did and it worked great. Can someone put this into an answer so I can give credit?
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comment Electrical engineering background, can I do electrical work on my house
Welcome to diy.stackexchange! I'm not sure if there's a definitive answer to your question because it depends on local regional permit codes, your personal comfort level with electrical work, and the relative safety of the project you're doing. Based on the information you provided thus far, I'd venture to guess that it's something that you could do on your own but...
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asked Does this wiring look normal? If so, how can I connect a porch light to it?
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comment Why does my bathroom light go off and on after switch gets turned on
+1 for using a non-contact voltage detector. Our house had a faulty breaker so even though we thought the circuit was off... it wasn't. Thankfully we had one of those tools and found out before learning the hard way. Those tools are waaaaaaay worth it.
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comment What type of product should I use to seal/protect the wood interior of a outdoor office?
Thanks. I thought about just leaving it bare but I worry that it would somehow deteriorate faster if I let it be exposed. Guess not?
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asked What type of product should I use to seal/protect the wood interior of a outdoor office?
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comment How can/should I mount this porch light?
Pardon my ignorance, but what tool would I use to dig a clearing in the wall without going all the way through?
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comment How can/should I mount this porch light?
Sorry... I'm not quite following. Why would I only have 1/2" of wood to work with? Would I place the pancake box inside the wall? Or on top of the exterior surface?
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comment How can/should I mount this porch light?
Thank you but to reiterate, I don't have cavity space in the wall for the box. That's what I'm struggling with.
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comment How can/should I mount this porch light?
Thanks. I'm pretty sure that the wire is 12 gauge (but will confirm). Does that mean that I probably can't use the pancake box?
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comment How can/should I mount this porch light?
Historically when I've mounted light fixtures in the past, there's been a metal box in the wall that I've attached to. In this case, the box doesn't exist. So my question was regard specifically how to attach the fixture to the wall in the absence of that, given the fact that I can't bury a metal box in the wall.
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