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How to build a ceiling soffit for recessed lights?


Need to build SOFFIT in bathroom to add pot lights. Need easy to do instructions please

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How to build a ceiling soffit for recessed lights?


What size of bulkhead and what style of pot lights (some attach to framing and some just clip to the drywall.)

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How to build a ceiling soffit for recessed lights?


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approx 60x12x8 inches or enough to get small pot lights in to give more light when in shower.
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How to build a ceiling soffit for recessed lights?


Your only going to need one light for an area that small, I believe a standard shower kit with the gasketed trim ring is 4". Why not just install it in the ceiling that's there now?
The lower a ceiling is in a shower the better chance of mold and other problums.
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How to build a ceiling soffit for recessed lights?


a 60" x 12" 2x8 box that is pre built and then later attached to the ceiling with screws up into the joists will probably be best to do. pre design the box with the light in mind so that the light can mount later to the drywall of the box like a pop in. maybe consider a fan light combo instead of just lights, in that case the fan would have to mount to wood in the box unlike just a pop in light. also, use the green or purple moisture control drywall instead of just regular drywall.
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