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Old 01-08-2013, 09:16 PM   #1
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I want to put a light in my basement ceiling right where the clamp is located in the picture. That grid runs in the center of the room. I'm seeing two options:
1. Can I cut the grid and add some framing above to hang the grid on each end of the cut.
2. Use a plastic electrical box and notch the box to sit over the grid so the grid would end up basically running through the box.
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I want to put a light in my basement ceiling right where the clamp is located in the picture. That grid runs in the center of the room. I'm seeing two options:
1. Can I cut the grid and add some framing above to hang the grid on each end of the cut.
2. Use a plastic electrical box and notch the box to sit over the grid so the grid would end up basically running through the box.
I would suggest removing the piece of T bar in question and then use a 2X4 tile with a hole cut for the electrical box!

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Or just move the light over.
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I REALLY want to center the light across the room so I don't want to move it over but I might consider that.

Thanks for the idea of a 2 x 4 tile. I had not thought about that! But, that is a 48 inch "beam" there. Would I need to completely redo the grid around that? Could I just cut it off there and add a hanger wire at that junction?
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