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Checking Clearance for Recessed Lighting

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


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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