Forums | Home Repair | Home Improvement | Painting | Interior Decorating | Remodeling | Landscaping


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Electrical

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-09-2012, 07:56 AM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 157
Share |
Default

remodel can lights in 3/8" drywall


Are remodel style recessed light fixtures too heavy for 3/8" drywall on 16" OC joists?

This house is full of surprises.
silversport is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2012, 08:29 AM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Hartfield VA
Posts: 24,459
Default

remodel can lights in 3/8" drywall


3/8" on a ceiling
That must look like the waves in the ocean.
Unless you can get in the attic to install a new constrution can I be worred the clips on the remodel cans would not hold it tight to the ceiling or there going to break the rock as the can is pushed up into the hole.
joecaption is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2012, 08:31 AM   #3
DIY Enthusiast
 
sublime2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 1,060
Default

remodel can lights in 3/8" drywall


Quote:
Originally Posted by silversport
Are remodel style recessed light fixtures too heavy for 3/8" drywall on 16" OC joists?

This house is full of surprises.
No. It will be fine.
sublime2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2012, 08:43 AM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 157
Default

remodel can lights in 3/8" drywall


This is in a small (400 sq ft) finished basement. Replacing the exsiting track lighting is on my to-do list and we're about to have about 1/4 of the ceiling torn out to fix old termite damage (surprise!). The termite repair is being done by a pro but with the ceiling out this seems like the right time for my recessed lighting project.

The existing ceiling looks fine (at least as far as I'm concerned). Just need to decide if I should leave the rest in place and use remodel cans or pull it all down (sure would make the wiring easier), use new const. cans and re-drywall with 1/2".
silversport is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2012, 09:31 AM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Hartfield VA
Posts: 24,459
Default

remodel can lights in 3/8" drywall


My vote goes for replacing with light weight 1/2 or better yet 5/8 drywall.
joecaption is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Lights still dimming and flickerin Keisha34 Electrical 18 06-08-2012 11:14 PM
Dimming and Flickering lights in home Keisha34 Electrical 34 06-05-2012 02:22 PM
First-timer drywall install-LONG- Axhammer Drywall & Plaster 8 04-17-2011 09:02 AM
Remodel recessed lights - Insulation contact vs non-insulation contact swaff Electrical 1 11-26-2010 03:28 PM
Pot lights in a drop ceiling Howdy Electrical 3 03-14-2008 08:23 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.