DIY Home Improvement, Remodeling & Repair Forum > DIY Home Improvement > Electrical and Wiring > Wanting to install recessed lighting in my bedroom




Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-09-2010, 02:14 PM  
Zachary
Member
 
Zachary's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Windcrest, TX
Posts: 78
Default

I decided on wiremold because it was the easiest way to do what I wanted, I don't want to have to repair the drywall, which I'd have to cut out to get the old box out. I know it's the cheaters way but once painted it'll hardly be noticeable, I've seen it done in other houses.



__________________
Zachary is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-09-2010, 02:24 PM  
handyguys
Senior Member
 
handyguys's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: USA
Posts: 815
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Send a message via Skype™ to handyguys
Default

nope, nope, nope - no drywall repairs at all.

The old box, if original, was likely nailed to the stud next to the door. You can use a hacksaw blade (or a fein multitool) or something similar to just cut the nails. Then pull the box out. Trace the new remodel box to the drywall and cut the new opening (I assume you are going from single gang to double).

You can go back and do that, you only repairs would be where you anchored the wiremolding into the drywall.



__________________
handyguys is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-09-2010, 03:32 PM  
Zachary
Member
 
Zachary's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Windcrest, TX
Posts: 78
Default

Didn't know it was that simple, I probably will do that some time later on, for now though this'll work

__________________
Zachary is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-21-2010, 04:23 PM  
Zachary
Member
 
Zachary's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Windcrest, TX
Posts: 78
Default

Got them installed! Sometime between when I bought them and now two of the trim rings disappeared but I'll get new ones this week. I also need two more 6500k bulbs

dsc03154.jpg   dsc03158.jpg   dsc03157.jpg   dsc03164.jpg  
__________________
Zachary is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter DIY Home Repair Forum Replies Last Post
Can I install recessed lighting??? Deano1 Electrical and Wiring 13 06-02-2010 06:16 PM
recessed lighting in old house kelley4180 Decorating and Design 8 02-10-2010 11:10 PM
Recessed lighting question RyanBruner Electrical and Wiring 6 11-19-2008 06:21 PM
20 amp circuit - recessed lighting. Scot Clark Electrical and Wiring 11 08-30-2006 05:48 AM
Please help my recessed lighting wiring. chadsepulveda Electrical and Wiring 1 06-16-2006 08:49 PM