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Old 09-17-2007, 03:09 PM   #1
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I have a stupid question, I am trying to install Air Tight Baffle Trim with Torsion Spring. I have halo 6 inc cans installed, this trim doesn't have the springs that the trims usually have, this has light a v shape hook on each side. Are you suppose to squeeze these together, and slip the trim in? It doesn't seem to fit flush to ceiling. Please help, thans so much.

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Is this what you have....


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Old 09-18-2007, 07:31 AM   #3
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That's what I have stubbie! I look them up on a google search, and I beleive once you install these you can't remove them. If that's the case, back to the store they go. They didn't come with installation instructions, thanks again Stubbie..
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They can be removed.
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There should be two tabs with slots on the inside of the can. The springs are compressed into the slots and the trim pushed up into the can. With this type you also have to install the light socket in the trim before installation. They fit tight, stay in place, and are easily removed.
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I can't add much to what has already been said. I think you can get it now. When you remove these you pull them down then you will have to sqeeeze the trim springs so they will come out of the slots.

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Thanks, you guys are awesome. I have one more question, I have 6 inc halo recessed cans, do they have to be airtight as well? Or can these be placed on any 6 inc halo cans?
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That's a good question, I think some of the guys here are very familiar with halo recessed but if you know the can model # the literature should say what trims fit it.

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Most of the time there is a sticker in the light to tell you what trims and the size of the lamps will fit.
What is the model of the light and I will look it up for you.
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Most of the time there is a sticker in the light to tell you what trims and the size of the lamps will fit.
What is the model of the light and I will look it up for you.
That trim will fit non-airtight cans, but the whole setup would not be classified as airtight in that case.
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Thanks guys, the model of the cans is H7ICT, 6" IC New Construction Halo Recessed Lights. I just wanted to know if they're safe to use on these cans, and can they be removed later on if I decide to change the look. I didn't really care about it being 100% air tight, they just look better, it hides the inside of the can, also I got them at a good deal, $2.50 a piece compare to the prices at the big home improvement stores. Thanks to all for all the good responds I got on this, this forum is Great with guys like you taking time to answers our questions. Don't want it to cause a fire hazzard, I know I had to remove the bulb socket on the halo and install it on this cover, I could not find two holes on each side of the can, all I saw was one hole on each side. That's what made me wonder if these were compartiable to be used on these cans. Thanks

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It wouldn't be holes you are looking for, but two tabs with a slot cut into them that are folded in to the can housing.
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I found this on installing the 30 wat trim to a h7ict. It looks like you have to bring the bulb socket down and install in the top of the trim housing then install the trim. I don't believe I have ever worked with a trim that installed in that manner.

http://www.cooperlighting.com/specfi...ides/76155.pdf

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Thanks guys for all the good responds on this, I got all 22 done today. I did find the tabs, and yes they can be easily removed to change in the future.
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That's a lot of cans!!! Glad you got it finished and we were of some help. Any chance of getting some pictures when you have things done and share with us?

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