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Checking Clearance for Recessed Lighting

Don’t cut the hole unless you know there’s enough room for the fixture

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Patching big holes in the ceiling can be irksome, and that’s what you’ll be doing if you run into a joist, pipe or heating duct after cutting the hole for your new recessed light.  In this video, Cliff Popejoy, Sacramento, California, electrical contractor, shares a neat trick so you’ll only have a small hole to fill if you’ve chosen the wrong place.

Learn more from Cliff’s article, Retrofitting Recessed Lights.


From Fine Homebuilding 167
January 1, 2005


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