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Topic by Blakep posted 10-06-2011 07:05 PM 1940 views 1 time favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Blakep

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10-06-2011 07:05 PM

I am wanting to put recessed lights in my living room but I have a vaulted ceiling. On one side of the ceiling in the attic, the ceiling meets the roof. Do you guys have any ideal how you could put recessed light in this ceiling that has no access space in the attic? Can it be done?



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Grandpa

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10-07-2011 05:02 AM

Are the rafters used to hold the wallboard or do you have scissor trusses up there with a different pitch on the ceiling from the roof? This would make a lot of difference.

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Blakep

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10-07-2011 01:31 PM

Thanks for the reply Grandpa. The rafters are used to hold the wallboard. I don’t think I will have enough space to do them on that side but I could be wrong.

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Grandpa

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10-08-2011 12:44 AM

If that is the case then I would think the only option would be to surface mount them. That would involve building some kind of box on the inside and installing the can in it. This would need some trim around it to dress it up a little and you need to decide you can tolerate those. The other option would be some other surface mounted light fixture.

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allmyfingers

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10-18-2011 02:45 AM

you would need “new work cans” that can be in touch with insulation, so the only option would be to take down the sheetrock, install the wiring and fixtures, then re-rock the ceiling. why not go with some nice low voltage track lights instead. there are some really awesome designs using cables and/or rails.

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