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Old 10-29-2012, 08:18 AM   #1
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I am installing recess lighting in my finished cellar room, I have suspended ceilings.
The gap between the bottom of the joist and the top of the ceiling tile is 2 1/2 inches, but the most my can light ajust to is 1 inch lower. So if I mount it to my joist ..it won't reach the top of the tile.
I know I can mount it on the ceiling frame, but is there a way I can do it on the joist??
It's my first time with recess lights, does the "baffle" assembly somehow cover that gap of 1 1/2 inches??? The instructions that come with it isminimal.
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Shim the joist 1.5" with a piece of 2x4.

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Or plywood
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Alright, seems like either add more wood, or mount onto the frame...frame appears to be pretty stable,
I've got 6 lights to put up and retrofitting all those lights with wood, seems like frame mount is way to go
any negatives with installing on frame???
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Alright, seems like either add more wood, or mount onto the frame...frame appears to be pretty stable,
I've got 6 lights to put up and retrofitting all those lights with wood, seems like frame mount is way to go
any negatives with installing on frame???
No. Mounting to grid is done all the time.
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