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Old 04-24-2017, 09:28 AM  
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To fix 10 lights like that with no access from the attic would probably cost a lot more than getting a replacement inserts for $50. I am also not up to the task to deal with sheetrock, spackling, painting and electrical work.
Repairs are made from the finished side, 1 sheet of drywall 1 bucket of filler and a roll of of tape. $50 dollars and a learning curve.


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Old 04-24-2017, 09:30 AM  
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Repairs are made from the finished side, 1 sheet of drywall 1 bucket of filler and a roll of of tape. $50 dollars and a learning curve.
Considering my spackling skills (or lack of them) I would be better off just keeping the old insert trims that my wife hates. :-)


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Considering my spackling skills (or lack of them) I would be better off just keeping the old insert trims that my wife hates. :-)
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Those look good but at $50 a bit steep as I need 10 of those. Will keep looking thru this site. Maybe I am going to find cheaper ones with bigger diameter.
Yep, it's the gimbal configuration that adds to the costs, and unfortunately, most of the other trims and complete replacement fixtures measure 7.5".
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I have older (late 80s?) recessed lights in the kitchen with the regular bulb and snap on trim. I would like to replace those with LED retrofit lights but it looks like all available sets are not wide enough to cover the "lip" of the casing. It looks bad to have one ring on top of another with the casing sticking out. Isn't there a way to cover those? I literally tried all available lights in Home Depot and Lowes. None of them have diameter that will cover old casings.
try Covalin LED retrofit they have 4"and 6"diameter


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