Help concealing junction box in ceiling

buckslayerMarch 17, 2012

I'm moving an existing light in my dining room celing about 12" and as you'd guess, the wires won't stretch that far. Pulling new wires isn't really an option here and the ceiling has a second floor above it. I'm looking for ideas on how people have concealed the box cover to make it blend into the ceiling. Oh yeah - any other ideas on how to eliminate the box are welcomed from the pros :~)

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Ron Natalie

You can take the cover and paint or texture it to match the ceiling.

The other trick is to put a junction box FURTHER away in a less conspicuous spot and pull the wire to the new fixture and remove the old box entirely. If you're pulling parallel to the joists, you probably need only make a hole for the new box and fish all the way down. If you're pulling across the joists, you may have to cut more of the ceiling up, but at least you can replace that finished surface.

    Bookmark   March 17, 2012 at 9:00AM
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Thanks - putting the box in a more inconspicuous spot is a good suggestion I hadn't considered yet.

    Bookmark   March 17, 2012 at 11:10AM
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You can also put the box behind an access panel at a less conspicuous location.

The panel must use screws to hold it closed.

No nails allowed.

    Bookmark   March 19, 2012 at 3:11PM
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