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Old 10-29-2008, 11:34 AM   #1
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I want to replace an existing light in the kitchen with a pot (recessed) light. It is in an overhang above the cupboards so there is room. I need some advice on how to remove the existing box and replace it with the recessed fixture.

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Old 10-29-2008, 12:02 PM   #2
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Take the fixture down and find out:

1) What type of junction box it is (metal, plastic, round, rectangle)
2) How it is mounted (built in bracket on side, screwed/nailed to joist, bar hanger above running from joist to joist)
3) How many wires/cables are in it.

Report back with details for further instruction.


Basically you remove the old j box, cut the hole to accept the new can and install it.

Sometimes it's easy, sometimes it aint.


PS. There may be ductwork in that overhang.

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Old 10-29-2008, 12:05 PM   #3
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Metal box, nailed to joist, 14/2 wire.
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Old 10-29-2008, 12:27 PM   #4
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Turn off switch...test power.

Determine exactly where the joist is and use the template to mark the can hole.

Cut the hole

Remove the cable clamp and ground screw from the j box

Pry the box loose and remove it, being careful not to damage drywall. You may have to reach in and unstaple the cable to get some slack to work with. If it's a 6" can, it will be easy. 4" can....not so much.

Run the cable into the can jb, make connection secure, slide into hole and secure with clips provided in in can.
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Old 10-29-2008, 12:49 PM   #5
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Sounds doable - thanx
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