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  1. Electrical
    About 3 years ago I installed 12 pot lights in my garage. Last year I noticed a couple started flickering and eventually burnt out. I replaced them with the same brand name (Bazz) pot lights. Now in the last couple months I’ve had 5 more start to burn out. As you can see in the picture the...
  2. Electrical
    I am installing IC rated pot-lights into a ceiling of a flat roof house. The vapour barrier boot/bag is much larger than the pot lights. Is it okay to pack out the empty space in the vapour boot with insulation like Roxul?
  3. Electrical
    hey guys in the next few weeks im going to do work on my living room where im going to scrape the popcorn off the cieling and install pot lights then crown moulding to hide the new wires and upscale the look. my question is how far my pot lights should be from each other and how far from the...
  4. Electrical
    Hey, I'm located in Ontario/Canada and I'm in the process of installing some recessed lights in my uninsulated basement. I was going through the electrical code and noticed that in an 8in^3 electrical box, it is only permitted to have 2 wires and 2 wire nuts. I have 3 wire nuts (ground...
  5. Electrical
    Hello, I am installing 16 new pot lights in my kitchen. 3" - GU10 with 50w Halogen lamps (Dimming). The attic above is insulated with 3 layers of fiberglass bats, so I'll need to provide heat protection. The covers I've seen are big and bulky and cost way too much ($17.ea) and there is very...
  6. Electrical
    hi there! I'm redoing a room in my basement and have ripped out the drywall ceiling. I'm installing 6 non-IC potlights (home depot Commercial Electric HBR107H) As I'm not sure what's on the existing lighting circuit (the former owner has done some odd things here) I'm putting in a new 15A...
  7. Electrical
    Hello New to DIY CHATROOM. Great site I would like to install LED pot lighting in a bathroom. It is on the second floor and the pot light body would be in the attic. I know for standard pot lighting it must be in a metal box and covered so as to not have insulation contact the light. I have...
  8. Electrical
    We just moved into a new (30 yr old) bungalow. When I went into the attic with an insulation contractor, we found the 27 potlights were not installed properly. Instead of the ones for insulated attics they were the ones without the extra top to protect against fire. Someone suggested I put...
  9. Electrical
    Okay, I'm having a few issues with a small home project here. The developer of the building I live in has placed a rather bright halogen spotlight right over the TV area in the living room. To replace it, I purchased a set of smaller potlights with the idea of making a group of three lights...
  10. Electrical
    I have to drill holes in plaster for pot lights . My drill bit 5 1/2 inch keeps wearing out and they are expensive . Any suggestions ?
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