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putt4doh

08:38AM | 02/15/03
Member Since: 02/14/03
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A recessed spotlight fell out of my ceiling yesterday. The wiring is keeping it up, but I can't figure out how to stick it back into the ceiling and keep it there. Looking up, there are four prongs that may have done something to keep the light in place, but at this point, I can't figure how to wedge the can back up there. "Up there" is about a foot high space between the first and second floors - no apparent way to access from above.

Tips, suggestions? thanks.

rpxlpx

08:01AM | 02/18/03
Member Since: 03/13/00
1675 lifetime posts
There are different styles, so it's difficult to try to answer. Do you have another of the same type of light to compare with? If not, you might try finding a similar one at a hardware or other store to look at.

Piffin

03:53PM | 02/18/03
Member Since: 11/06/02
1281 lifetime posts
This sounds like a remodelors retrofit can light. The four prongs are spring clips designed to have enough pressure to the drywall or plaster to hold it up.

Turn the switch off for safety, then check to be sure the wiring is sound and not loose or falling apart. Then just shove it back up in the hole.

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