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Old 01-07-2010, 08:07 PM   #1
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eavesdrop potlights


I see that new houses have potlights on their eavesdropes.

I want to do the same but im not sure how the setup would be of securing the potligts?

Do i have to buy some new eavesdrops that are pot light ready or wat do i have to do exactly?
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Old 01-07-2010, 08:25 PM   #2
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Well, some details would help.

By "eavesdrops" I assume you mean eaves?
Existing house or new build?
If new what stage is it in?

What do you mean by "buy new eavesdrops"???

Typically I leave a whip and cut the lights in after if the soffit is wood. If it is vinyl then you have to hang the lights before hand.
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a finished house, about 10 years old. I want to put it by the eaves(where the water runs down the ends of the house) im not sure what the exact terminology would be for the eaves.

I see the new houses have those potlights by the eaves. I want to put potlights their, but i dont know if i could possibly put it with the house i have.
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Its called the soffit. The underside of the roof overhang. Yes, recessed fixtures can be installed in the soffit. There is usually not much room in the soffit. You will need to see how much room you have and buy fixtures that fit. They will be installed/mounted with a bracket that spans two roof joists. You will cut a round hole the size of the fixture between the roof joists. The fixture will be adjustable up and down and sideways. Just line it up and install the trim kit. There will be some instructions that come with the fixtures. Then its just a matter of connecting them to a power source.

Note. Wiring the recessed fixtures before installing them will make this job much easier.
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thanks alot, i understand how to install them now.
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Doesn't the cans and/or fixtures need to say for wet location since it is external to the house?

I have seen people use plywood to bridge the area and install the cans though.
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