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Old 07-21-2016, 01:21 PM   #1
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How do i remove this can?


Hey guys. New user and I am looking to replace this can with a hanging light. I can't seem to figure out how to get this out of the ceiling. The only tabs I see are riveted into the housing and I don't want to ruin the ceiling or break anything.
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Is that a drop ceiling?
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No it is a finished kitchen ceiling
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Any access from above to remove it?
What size is it?
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some cans use spring loaded fingers,
for these you just have to pull it out,
they don't come out easy,
the springs are quite strong.
They have to be.
Watch your fingers when it comes out
the fingers snap back with some force,
If your fingers are in the way
you will regret it !
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Is that a drop ceiling?
Looks like tile to me!
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Zooming in on the photo, it looks like it's a Juno model "ic1" recessed lighting. If so, there are brackets above the tile/sheetrock that is holding the can in place. Google "juno ic1" or look at the photos from this lowes.com site:

http://www.lowes.com/pd/Juno-New-Con...4-5-in/1111989
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Zooming in on the photo, it looks like it's a Juno model "ic1" recessed lighting. If so, there are brackets above the tile/sheetrock that is holding the can in place. Google "juno ic1" or look at the photos from this lowes.com site:

http://www.lowes.com/pd/Juno-New-Con...4-5-in/1111989
The bars are holding the housing in place. The can is in place inside the housing, and can be removed.

Sometimes the can can be slid down, others have screws that hold it in place.
The kind that is slid up in place can be usually be removed by putting your fingers up into the can and holding it on opposite sides. Meaning cross your wrists and have your right hand on the left and your left hand on the right. This will give you the pressure and leverage you need to twist the can down.
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Rather than remove it you might want to use a "recessed light conversion kit".

https://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&ke...l_1ajq446ivc_e
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