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clashley 12-28-2010 05:51 PM

Wet location flushmount fixture
 
I decided to tackle the honey-do list today. The day's activities were to consist primarily of repairing the main bathroom exhaust fan and installing a recessed shower light. Naturally, I got distracted fixing some rather questionable wiring from the previous owners, but got the fan straightened out. Unfortunately, there is a roof truss running directly over the center-line of the tub, so using a recessed can is not going to work (it'll either be too close to the wall or shining down on the shower curtain.

Is there any hope for a wet location flush mount fixture that doesn't look like a porchlight? The only light fixtures I can find at the box stores seem to be ceiling fan kits.

I suppose the world will not come to an end if I don't get a shower light installed, but there will be disappointment from the other half. That's never good, lol.

DangerMouse 12-28-2010 06:30 PM

nope, that's never a good thing.....

hmmmm

DM

sirsparksalot 12-28-2010 06:32 PM

Recessed bathroom lighting comes to mind - some, if not all, incorporate heat lamps. Should be had at any of the bigbox stores. A GFCI breaker would surely be required, but wait for the pros on that. It would have to be, of course, a moisture resistant fixture.

As to the carpentry involved, I guess the pros will have the solution. :)

secutanudu 12-28-2010 06:35 PM

Not all in-shower lighting requires GFCI protection. They do make flushmount shower lights, a friend of mine has one in his house. Not sure where he got it...

clashley 12-28-2010 06:41 PM

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Originally Posted by secutanudu (Post 558215)
Not all in-shower lighting requires GFCI protection. They do make flushmount shower lights, a friend of mine has one in his house. Not sure where he got it...

I have a recessed shower light in the master bath that is a wet-location can (when used with the appropriate lens, which is what I have. The placement of the truss over that shower wasn't a problem. I'll have to dig around and see what I can find for wet-location flushmounts, since I'm not about start chopping on trusses.

nap 12-28-2010 09:00 PM

just how much room do you have from the ceiling to the truss?

clashley 12-28-2010 09:14 PM

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Originally Posted by nap (Post 558301)
just how much room do you have from the ceiling to the truss?

None... the ceiling wallboard is attached to the truss. The house is a 70s-style ranch.

nap 12-28-2010 09:16 PM

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Originally Posted by clashley (Post 558312)
None... the ceiling wallboard is attached to the truss. The house is a 70s-style ranch.

well, I guess that removes the possibility of a short can.

clashley 12-28-2010 09:17 PM

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Originally Posted by nap (Post 558315)
well, I guess that removes the possibility of a short can.

Unfortunately, yes. From I'm sitting, if this shower is gonna have a light, it'll have to be a flushmount. I was able to use deep can in the master bath without any trouble. It's always something with this house.... :whistling2:


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