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wkumtrider 05-01-2011 01:24 PM

Trouble Locking Recessed Light in Place
 
I am installing a recessed light in an a ceiling that has no access to the attic, so I am using an air tight Halo 5" IC remodel light. I am trying to get the clips to lock in place but am having a very difficult time. I got two to lock in place but the other two clips just won't snap into place. The clips are not hitting anything in the ceiling. Are there any tips or tricks to get these clips to snap into place? Ceiling thickness is 1/2 inch.

Thanks!

Stanchek 05-01-2011 05:31 PM

Clip fix
 
Those suckers can be hard sometimes. I use a flat head screw driver and tap them up. Some times they need a little man handling. Just don't hit them to hard or you will break them. I have had some that broke before, and I had to replace the can. Ps: I've installed hundreds of them. Hope this helps.

oh'mike 05-01-2011 09:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stanchek (Post 640318)
Those suckers can be hard sometimes. I use a flat head screw driver and tap them up. Some times they need a little man handling. Just don't hit them to hard or you will break them. I have had some that broke before, and I had to replace the can. Ps: I've installed hundreds of them. Hope this helps.


I second that---stinking design---It's not you!:laughing:

Ron6519 05-01-2011 10:53 PM

There could be a few issues that are causing the problem.
The ceiling could be too thick or debris could be in the way.
The clips could be hitting framing.
The clips could be bent too much. Remove them and flatten them out a bit and re-install them.
Ron


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