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 gem from the Fine Homebuilding Video Vault, electrical contractor Cliff Popejoy of Sacramento, California, 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.