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Old 09-30-2008, 04:11 PM   #1
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I'm looking to install some recessed lighting into drywall. I have very tight clearance between the drywall and some air ducting that is run inside. Probably only a couple of inches height wise. Any recommendations or should I convert to a track lighting idea?

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Old 09-30-2008, 05:35 PM   #2
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If its just metal duct I dont see an issue with that. I mean you have a couple of inches so its not liket he duct will get hot. Just a little warm is all. What size are the cans just curious?

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dSilanskas, my question is what kind of cans can I get into a space only 2 inches high. I don't have any as everything I've seen around in the box stores are 5-6" high and require a lot of space that I don't have in this situation.

I originally installed cabinet lights into the drywall, hardwired them, passed inspection, only to be told by the manufacturer that they are not rated nor approved for this installation. Never had any issues while they were in operation but I'm the kind of person who needs peace of mind. They were the only ones around that had the height to fit. I think they're only about an inch high.

Here is a picture of the previous cabinet lights installed. Although it looks like I have a lot of space above them, there is not. The framing had to be very close to the ductwork, even touching in some spots to clear the door.


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Yeah, you cant install puck lites like that, They are made for cabinets only, not sure why, but thats the deal. Your best option is track lighting. (yuck)
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Oh I see I misunderstood. Yeah puck lights
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