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Old 12-19-2011, 12:39 PM   #1
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I have purchased the can lights or recessed lights and the removed the old lighting, but now the legs will not adjust over the existing dry wall so it is partially coming out. What should I do? The pick is for the can kit that I purchased. I can't get the little prongs to adjust out, maybe the drywall is to thick?
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Old 12-19-2011, 12:42 PM   #2
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I can't see too clearly in that picture, but it looks like those spring clips have a couple different slots they can be installed in for different drywall thickness.

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Old 12-19-2011, 02:13 PM   #3
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I thought that too once you mentioned, but no dice. It is as if there is nothing for it to grab onto.
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Does the trim piece help hold it in maybe? Those look like the Halo retrofit cans... I haven't used them; just the new-work ones. I bet you could find some info on their website?
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Old 12-19-2011, 03:54 PM   #5
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How thick is your drywall?
When I installed some I vaguely remember using the end of a straight-slot screwdriver to drive the retainer home. Some seemed to go in easy as pie, others were a bear for some reason.
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Can you explain that process, I am about ready to just punch holes in the wall and use the natural light during the day and say who gives s*** at night.
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you push the clip into the fixture with your hand until the top part is outside the can, then place your screwdriver in the small slot/nib and continue to push straight up, and the clip should lock in.
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A bit vague in spots but overall good:
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Worked guys thanks, there is a groove in the legs that allows you to place a flat head screw driver in once you get the unit in you press the legs up through the groove until it locks. It was odd because they have a cover over them and unless your know to take them off your kind off screwed.
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Glad to hear it worked out; first time for a lot of things seems more difficult than it is once you know the way.

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