Outdoor Wall Lights on Shingles Tilt Up.

michaelliSeptember 12, 2012


I am in the process of installing new outdoor wall lights on my house which has red cedar shingles with an 8 inch reveal. The builder installed the electical boxes right in the middle of a shingle course with no block. So the lights I am installing are tilted upward. What can I do to level them out? I was thinking about picking up some shingles and flipping them, cutting a hole for the box and nailing them....in effect making a cedar block out of them. Any ideas? Is there a better way?

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You may also need a box extension.

The front face of the box must be flush with a flammable surface and not covered by any part of it.

The hole needs to be at least as big as the box, but smaller than the lamp canopy.

    Bookmark   September 18, 2012 at 3:43PM
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