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Old 11-19-2009, 02:25 PM   #1
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The ceiling light fixture is the same size as the box, leaving no room for error in the sheetrock cut........But, I'm not THAT good. So now I have a little gap (only a fraction of an inch). Any ideas? I have puchase a medallion in the past for a ceiling fan, but they are 10 inches accross and that is way too big for these smaller, fancier lights.

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If the gap is that small, just fill it in with compound. Very odd that a light is that small. The canopy is generally 4+" in diameter.
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got pic's?

Ron's idea is one way I have seen it done. Another is to use wall molding for suspended ceiling used to make a flange but you talk like yours might be round so not real good for that.

Are you sure there was not a flange kit from the manufacturer available.


Like Ron said, I cannot remember any lights that were that close to box size to be much of a problem.
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Ron's suggestion of compound always works, I have used caulk also. It seems to me that our local blue box store has medallions in 6",8",10", and 12" sizes for ceiling fans. I have seen some ceiling fans which have small canopies and as you state, the hole must be cut accurately. One method I saw once, only once mind you, was the home owner took a piece of drywall, cut it about 8" square, put a 45 angle on the sides, put this on the ceiling, then put the fan up. After caulking and painting it didn't look too bad. Each to his own, sometimes. Good Luck, David
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