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It takes some practice, but as Cliff Popejoy, a Sacramento, California, electrical contractor, demonstrates in this video, 6-ft. flexible drill bits make updating old wiring a little easier when you don’t have to punch and repatch a hole every other stud.
This technique works on the ceiling, too, and you can learn more about it by reading Cliff’s article, Retrofitting Recessed Lights.
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Replacing an old surface-mount fixture with recessed lights is an easy upgrade that you can customize with different trim kitsby Clifford A. Popejoy
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