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Old 01-07-2013, 08:06 PM   #16
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EZ plugs? seems a waste of money,time, and work! those holes should've been cut while hanging. at least marked measure both ways finding center and mark, where marks crossed place a thumb tack, easy to go back and find. use drywall circle cutter, remove tack, push cutter pin in tack hole turn cutter pushing wheel deep into paper, cut with drywall saw. you're not going to cut 28 of those with little dust. the professional already found center? now you have to do same thing 28 times again. after having paid professional? the shop vac, is great idea!

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Originally Posted by gregzoll View Post
You are seeing it the same that I am. Total pooch screw on this, with poor planning of the location of speakers & lighting.
Could you elaborate please? What is the problem? There are no clearance issues, I've checked it.

This new home construction came with limitations. I was forced to use their installers, but they would not install anything I did not buy from them. Their speakers sucked and i wanted better. This was all they would do for me. Not great I know. And 28 is 14 stereo pairs across the entire house.

So I guess there is not a good circle cutting tool for my application or someone would have recommended it by now. Just rotozip or drywall hand saw?
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Old 01-08-2013, 02:11 AM   #18
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Roto zip works well, and will likely cut through those plastic things (hopefully without too much other dammage when you get around to the second plastic cut and it is free moving). Practice first on scrap. For dust, I cut a basket ball in half and attached it to the rotozip (open concave side up) - it catches a lot of the dust.

2 observations: Careful you don't cut the blue wire in the picture, and the cut seems close to the light - won't the two obstruct eachother when finish caps are put on?

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Yes they will Crackers. The speakers should have been located after the lighting cans were located by the electrician. There is no way that this will look good, or look professionally done, once finished.

If I was the OP, I would actually locate the speakers farther away from the lights, depending on how much wire they have up there for them.


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