Take a deep breath.
What you need is readily available at a big box store. It's called a thread cutting stripper.
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First off, my electrical knowledge is minimal, if after I post my problem and those more experienced can chime in and let me know if I should contact a professional go ahead and say so.
We want to install a new light in our master bath. Got the old one off and down to the junction box.
as you can see from this angle, it's not exactly in there square and flush with the wall.
the new light fixture attaches to this
two holes are used to attach to the junction box and two have bolts coming out the other way to attach to the light.
as you see here on the box of the fixture there are two little balls that attach to the screws that are attached to the plate.
my problem with it is because it is not flush it is not holding on there as it should, there is a lot of 'extra' bolt showing through after attaching the fixture. I figured easy fix went and got shorter bolts (3/4 inch) and (1/2 inch), they are either still to long or are too short
As I stated at the beginning my electrical knowledge doesn't extend much beyond knowing to keep the power off when working with it. Is there anything to do to straighten on the box? An armchair electrician at work suggested putting in a new box, but I would not even know where to begin with that, any ideas?
Yes, thanks. You open the cutter until the specific hole and thread size line up. You thread the machine-thread screw into the threaded hole with what you want cut off going through the unthreaded hole, which acts as the cutting die. Squeezing the handle cuts the screw off. Backing the screw out of the threaded side cleans the threads alloying you to install it without cross-threading the screws.
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