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recessed lighting trim won't install tight to ceiling

Posted by jellopop123 (My Page) on
Fri, Mar 28, 08 at 9:45

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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RE: recessed lighting trim won't install tight to ceiling

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

RE: recessed lighting trim won't install tight to ceiling

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.

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