Any Sparkies in The House - Fishing Wiries - Recessed Cans

chefwongApril 21, 2010

I have Lightolier Hats in my ceiling. These are new construction hats ....

Took a look trying to figure out how I could ~open~ them up to get access to the ceiling underneath.

Suffice to say, I did not make good progress.

Just short of me cutting a hole in the ceiling for access & or multiple holes, any ideas how I could possibly used these high hats in my ceiling as a *hole* for me to stick my hand in and attempt to do a lil fishing of a wire I need to pull..

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Ron Natalie

They have to be openable to get at the junction box.

Take the trim ring off.
Take the bulb out.
Then you'll have to examine how it's put together. Often there are slightly twisted metal tabs that secure the "can" art of the fixture to the frame. Once you release these you can pull the can down and out (it will dangle by it's little armored pigtail from the junction box).

    Bookmark   April 22, 2010 at 7:36AM
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groundrod

most have three 1/4" hex head screws holding the can in place.

    Bookmark   April 22, 2010 at 11:28AM
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