Re: Mounting an exterior lamp to a cinder block wall
A "fixture pan" is an electrical box that is about 1/2" deep and will fit under the canopy of most light fixtures without spacing.
There was a recent episode of Ask This Old House that dealt with a similar issue in a brick wall, though they did chisel out the brick. Watch it 0nline, it may help you out.
The "Senior Member" designation under my name doesn't mean I know a lot, it just means I talk a lot.I've been a DIYer since I was 12 (thanks, Dad!). I have read several books on various home improvement topics. I do not have any current code books I can refer to. I was an apprentice plumber for two years.