Basement Renovation

How To Add Remodel Recessed Can Light Without Tearing Ceiling Open





A step by step walk through of how to install an additional recessed can light in your ceiling without having to cut it open to run wire.

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  1. You oughta be a teacher man! Or maybe a movie star! Great video.

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  2. That has a paper template in it that you can just trace. It makes it a lot easier

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  3. Man I wish I could use romex to work on my cans. Chicago code man. Lol

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  4. good video, but you missed to show what I came for. How to connect the new wire for the new light to the existing connector lol

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  5. Well done on this video! Watched it once and bought the items and went to work…NOTE: the tabs are a bit confusing and be careful not to pound too hard, i beant the brackets inside not knowing this

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  6. cut the hole with the drill attachment, way easier.

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  7. measure 3 times??? cut once.

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  8. 🔥

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  9. Could we do this with the canless recessed light kits that “require no housing”? And how do you know you won’t hit a duct or anything like that

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  10. Question is the brand you're using insulated so they can be covered by insulation and second of all I have two fluorescent light strips where the builder just cut a hole and ran the electrical wire through the hole and connected the light strip. So all I need to do is cut a bigger hole and connect one to each electrical wire .Also how do you know if there is ducts or water lines and you cut a hole. Then you’re screwed

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  11. hey men thanks help me alot

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  12. I want to change existing ceiling lights with recessed lights. Do I have to hire an electrician?

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  13. great video. well done

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  14. Great basic can install. Good job.

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  15. Did you feed 2 Romex in the same hole? Is that code in your area?

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  16. Should of check the area for studs and blocks before cutting the hole. I have learned the hard way. I like bending a coat hanger with a leg 3-1/8" long. Punch a hole in the center where light is going and do some probing. Stud finders are hit and miss. Or cut from the center of the hole outwards making 4 equal pie slices. easier than patching the 6-inch hole.

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  17. Excellent video on how to add another retrofit recessed can light! This was very helpful.

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  18. I have 2 questions. We have two light boxes downstairs not feeding to anything since in Massachusetts some of the homes do not have any form of ceiling lights, just lights running from a switch outlet. First question, how do I run the wiring from the wall through to the ceiling? How do i get over some of the joists on the first floor? I'd imagine it's a tight space there. Second, how do i switch an outlet from being a switch outlet to being a normal outlet and then feed the switch directly into ceiling lights if its on the top floor with easy attic access?

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  19. thanks for the video. saved me from hiring an electrician 👍🏻

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  20. Great video brother.

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  21. Good job and straightforward. can i insulate right up to those lights?

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  22. "Always cut away from yourself." proceeds to cut towards him lol
    I do the same thing. I hate cutting upwards.

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  23. Clean and clear, well done!

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  24. I dont know if you would still reply to this video but my question is can I use 12/2 on existing 14/2 wiring??? Will that harm anything, I know you cant do it the other way around.

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  25. very cheap is 1 dollar haha

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  26. very cool

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  27. Fishing wire was easy for you as you might be running in between the floor joists. What if I were to run perpendicular to the floor joists?

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  28. 122 all the way !??!

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  29. I am putting three lights in kitchen along the cabinets any suggestions

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  30. Why so close?

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  31. I know he knows what he's doing just because he's cheating the tape measure in order to get a real measurement,…we all know how loose those tape measure ends can get,…

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  32. is it essentially the same process when the room has no lighting except you connect it to the switch in the room? I have 2 switches that go to the same outlet but I want these lights instead

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  33. A couple things. 1. You made your hole a bit too big. A better option is using the paper template the fixture came with and cutting your hole with a jab saw. 2. Push those black retainer clips with a flathead screwdriver. That is why they have that cute little slot in them.

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  34. Awesome vid Mechanical Mike! Keep them coming!

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