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JoJoBeans 01-24-2009 10:02 AM

Replacing chandelier with recessed light
 
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Hello,

I want to replace a chandelier in my kitchen with an eyeball recessed light. I bought a 6" eyeball trim. The box says to use it with a 6" IC or non IC housing. I've replaced light fixtures previously, so I understand I need to flip the breakers first! I also feel comfortable cutting the sheetrock to accommodate the trim. My problem is not knowing what I need to install vs. what is already installed with the chandelier. I took pictures of the trim and the area where I want to put it. Will I need to install the housing? Will that require cutting a hole larger that the finished hole needs to be?

Thanks in advance for any guidance!

Joanna


JoJoBeans 01-24-2009 10:02 AM

Replacing chandelier with recessed light
 
2 Attachment(s)

Hello,

I want to replace a chandelier in my kitchen with an eyeball recessed light. I bought a 6" eyeball trim. The box says to use it with a 6" IC or non IC housing. I've replaced light fixtures previously, so I understand I need to flip the breakers first! I also feel comfortable cutting the sheetrock to accommodate the trim. My problem is not knowing what I need to install vs. what is already installed with the chandelier. I took pictures of the trim and the area where I want to put it. Will I need to install the housing? Will that require cutting a hole larger that the finished hole needs to be?

Thanks in advance for any guidance!

Joanna



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