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hanging can lights #6995 01/18/02 12:51 AM
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Elzappr Offline OP
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Anyone got a trick way to hang can lights in new construction? Any labor saving method? like pre-wiring at floor level and wasting a bit of romex to save time?

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Re: hanging can lights #6996 01/21/02 08:50 AM
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I always leave extra rx and sit the can on top of my ladder. This is sooooo much easier than hanging them first. I also avoid lightolier at all costs! There is no question that they have never actually installed their products.

Re: hanging can lights #6997 01/21/02 11:18 AM
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hi,
the best two tricks i know of as follows:

1.) if possible make the connections at each light before installtion..this can be difficult with a daisy chain setup...but it may save you a little time...

2.)the most important time saving trick i can give you is to TEST the lights PRIOR to them being enclosed...unless you enjoy climbing around in attics full of insulation then TEST TEST TEST!

there have been a few times where i found that the the feed through the light was connected but not the light!...
-regards

frodo

[This message has been edited by frodo (edited 01-21-2002).]

Re: hanging can lights #6998 01/24/02 08:18 PM
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I always leave extra rx and sit the can on top of my ladder. This is sooooo much easier than hanging them first. I also avoid lightolier at all costs! There is no question that they have never actually installed their products.

I agree 100 percent. I think the employees at Lightoleer have their kids design the fixtures.

Re: hanging can lights #6999 01/24/02 09:10 PM
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Frodo....

I don't see the purpose of testing the lites before drywall and insulation. By code (Canada only?) the junction boxes of these things must be and are accessible, even AFTER the drywall and insulation is installed. There is no need to climb in an attic and disturb the insulation (building inspectors don't like the insulation disturbed). I've taken apart numerous pot lites (low voltage type in this instance) by removing the trim and bulb and then removing the screws holding the 'can' in place long after they were installed to change the XFMR, and never had a problem.

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Re: hanging can lights #7000 01/28/02 12:22 AM
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Sandro,
I'm with you, but I will also say that I like to test my circuits before cover up as well. The problem with working a can light through the hole in the sheet rock is getting your "booger hooks" up through that small opening. [Linked Image]

[This message has been edited by The Watt Doctor (edited 01-27-2002).]


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Re: hanging can lights #7001 01/28/02 12:27 AM
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Do people in Canada have "booger hooks"?


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Re: hanging can lights #7002 01/28/02 10:23 AM
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wolfdog Offline
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We do in Dallas. Maybe it's a southern thing.

Re: hanging can lights #7003 01/28/02 08:57 PM
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waymag Offline
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HA HA HA wolfdog you are something else.

Re: hanging can lights #7004 01/28/02 09:05 PM
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It may be a "southern thang" wolf, and I would also add that there is nothing worse than using your "booger hooks" once they have sheet rock dust on them. You might as well leave that booger in place because we all know that sheet rock dust breeds boogers. [Linked Image]


The Watt Doctor
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Channelview, TX

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