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Old 06-10-2012, 09:51 PM   #1
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Remodel recessed fixtures for thick ceilings

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I want to install several 4-inch remodel can lights in my kitchen. The ceiling construction is 1/2 inch drywall over lath and plaster. I installed remodel cans in another part of the house with similar ceiling construction and getting the clips in was hell! I was under the impression that there was a manufacturer that produced cans with a screw-clamp that worked better with thicker and/or irregular ceilings.

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Old 06-11-2012, 06:20 AM   #2
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I've run into that before and you're right, it's a pain. The remodeling cans locally available at the supply houses were all designed for 1/2" - 5/8" drywall. We're in the same area. I'd call Evergreen Oak, Graybar, Advance, Steiner, Crescent and some other supply houses and see if they can get something that will work for you.


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Two things, the old ceiling can be broken out above the drywall so the clips will work or use the Progress P187 series housings. You can adjust the clamp height.
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Lightolier will work with almost ANY thickness ceiling.


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