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Old 02-22-2005, 11:00 AM   #1
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I want to install recessed lights in a finished family room. Above the roo is the subfloor of my upstears bed room. The ceiling joists are 2x8. I measured the 6 inch recessed can and it is 7 1/2 inches. Not too much wiggle room at the top of the can and the ceiling. IS there a minimum that need between the can and the ceiling?

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This probably won't be any help, but I ran across the same situation not too long ago and decided that I didn't like the lack of clearance. So we installed surface mount halogens instead of cans.

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As long as they do not touch they are OK. An inch would be nice.
If they are real close you can use IC rated cans. They typically have a heat shield above the lamp base.
Whatever you do DO NOT use Emerald brand recessed cans.
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