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bobbyo8

06:14AM | 11/17/03
Member Since: 02/02/03
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Hi, I am finishing off my basement and installed 20+ 6" cans in various rooms. Most rooms will be finished with "Ceiling Max" type of ceiling. For those of you not familiar, it looks like a drop ceiling but is installed with PVC strips directly on furring strips on the ceiling joists.

Now, I already installed the cans, so they only stick approximately 1/2" to 5/8" below the ceiling joist hight. If I add furring strips THEN the ceiling max tiles, the cans will be REALLY recessed - probably 1"-2" up from the surface of the tiles. Cutting the hole in the tiles isn't a problem.

But can I still install the light bulb and trim correctly to the can being that the bottom lip of the can isn't flush with the ceiling?

electricmanscott

01:43PM | 11/20/03
Member Since: 11/05/01
98 lifetime posts
Usually the can itself is adjustable. There should be four small screws that hold it into the frame. Loosen them and you can drop the can itself while the frame stays in place..
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