06:19AM | 03/07/03
Member Since: 03/06/03
1 lifetime posts
Does anyone know how to fix the gaps between the recessed light trim and the ceiling. The springs that hold the trim in the can are not strong enough to suck the trim peice up against the ceiling, therefore leaving gaps. This style is the two spring method, one on each side, with the ends of the springs going into the (4)slots. Having to squeeze the springs to get them into the cans seems to weaken them. Any suggestions will help. I do have easy attic access.


08:39AM | 03/10/03
Member Since: 03/13/00
1675 lifetime posts
The only thing I know is to get new spings to replace streched ones. You can buy a package of them cheap at H.D. Or you can double up on the springs. They're a pain, but once in place you don't have to bother with them again.


02:40PM | 05/19/03
Member Since: 05/08/03
10 lifetime posts
I had the same problem. I solved mine by shimming under the springs that secured the cans in the hole. Also if your ceiling isn't flat you might have to live with a gap.

Ron P



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