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Planning and Installing Recessed Can Light Fixtures

By Dave Rongey - Summary:

Installing Recessed Light Fixtures: Considerations When Installing Recessed Lighting Fixtures, Planning and Installing Recessed Lighting.

Recessed Lighting Project

Electrical Question:We are starting to remodel our old house and after we took down a couple of walls finally we are going to have a big open living room. I moved here from Italy one year ago, so I don’t have a lot of experience with 110Volt wiring and local codes.

This electrical wiring question came from: Roberto, a Handyman from Asheville, North Carolina.

Additional Comments: This is a really good website, easy to consult. The information are clear and easy to understand.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Roberto.

Installing Recessed Light Fixtures

Application: Install Wiring for Recessed Lighting.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best installed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor or Certified Electrician.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools, hole saw and drill motor, drop cloth, a Voltage Tester and a fiberglass ladder.
Typical Materials Required: Type NM Cable or approved cable method, staples for securing the cable, remodel cut in style recessed light fixture with approved energy efficient rating and insulation compatibility for the specific project area location.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience, ability to work with tools, access to the circuit wiring and project area, and experience working with light circuit wiring.
Precaution: Identify the panel lighting circuit or branch circuit power source, turn it OFF and Tag it with a Note before working with the wiring.
Notice: Modifying or installing additional electrical wiring should be done according to local and national electrical codes with a permit and be inspected.

Planning and Installing Recessed Lighting

Considerations When Installing Recessed Lighting Fixtures

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