recessed lighting trim won't install tight to ceiling

jellopop123March 28, 2008

I have just installed several 6" elco sloped ic air-tight housings and am trying to figure out why the trims (installed with standard type springs) won't tighten flush to the ceiling. The trims will push up tight to the ceiling but then settle down just a little bit. Is there a solution?? What can I do, please help me. Thanks

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jellopop, I'm having the same problem now and it's driving me insane. If you had any good solutions and get this message, please email me at (geoffrey.brunn at

    Bookmark   July 25, 2011 at 2:44AM
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Sounds like the housings are not installed deep enough.

The trim hits the housing before it is seated as you would like it.

There may be some mounting tabs you can carefully bend to get the trim tighter.

    Bookmark   July 25, 2011 at 4:06PM
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