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Old 11-17-2008, 09:30 AM   #1
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Has anyone ever heard of an "Oops Ring?" I am told that this is something that can cover up a hole in the ceiling for lighting when the canopy is too small to cover it. I am told that it is similar to a medallion but made out out of plaster vs. plastic(the kinds that I have seen). Is there somewhere online that I can go to to look at or is there something else that may work. Thanks!

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you can try joint compound or spackle, build it up some to cover excess hole, works nicely if your ceilings are sand painted, easeier to hide it, still, you'll have to paint, as for a ring you can buy, I guess one might be out there.

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Has anyone ever heard of an "Oops Ring?" I am told that this is something that can cover up a hole in the ceiling for lighting when the canopy is too small to cover it. I am told that it is similar to a medallion but made out out of plaster vs. plastic(the kinds that I have seen). Is there somewhere online that I can go to to look at or is there something else that may work. Thanks!
I haven't had very much need for such a thing. We called them "goof rings" and usually used them where the holes around a can light were too big. The very few times I have ever needed one, I got the from the electrical supply.

I once cut a ring out of masonite for a fan canopy, and that worked pretty nicely.
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thanks for the name clarification. Is the goof ring to be used when you are still using a recessed canned light? I am attempting to put a pendant in place of a canned light and the ceiling opening is too big for the pendant canopy and was hoping to find something to cover the hole so I could use the new canopy short of fixing the hole or using a medallion. Thanks!
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thanks for the name clarification. Is the goof ring to be used when you are still using a recessed canned light? I am attempting to put a pendant in place of a canned light and the ceiling opening is too big for the pendant canopy and was hoping to find something to cover the hole so I could use the new canopy short of fixing the hole or using a medallion. Thanks!
Lowes sells a kit that will do just what you want.
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if you are refering to a can conversion kit, that won't work because the weight max is 25lbs and the pendant I am hanging is 40lbs.

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