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Old 12-28-2010, 04:51 PM   #1
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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.

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

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

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