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fcamargo6thave 03-02-2009 01:19 PM

Recessed Lighting
Hi i justed wanted to know how hard is it to install recessed lighting or if anyone knows of a link which shows a how to.... any help is appreciated.

Bob Mariani 03-02-2009 01:35 PM

not hard. but asking this may point to a fact that you should be calling an electrician.

Scuba_Dave 03-02-2009 01:41 PM

In an existing ceiling - retrofit, or an open ceiling without sheetrock?
The hard part is running the wires
Access from above? Attic?

220/221 03-02-2009 01:43 PM

Sometimes it's hard, even for professionals.

Sometimes it not as hard, but it's rarely easy.

Want it done right? Hire a professional.

fcamargo6thave 03-02-2009 01:45 PM

Well i went to lowes last night and seen the housing which was a big box i just wanted to know if i can cover that box with insulation or does it stand free air... the wire didnt look hard but i have a friend who is helping me but i just wanted to install everything for him so he can do the wire lol ill buy him a 12 pack and he should be fine haha

Scuba_Dave 03-02-2009 01:52 PM

Depends upon the can
Non IC can = 3" clearance to insulation etc
IC (in contact) rated can - can contact insulation

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