COMMUNITY FORUM

liborio

07:02AM | 11/10/03
Member Since: 11/09/03
1 lifetime posts
Bvelectrical
I want to install recessed lighting in the ceiling of my living room. This is on the first floor of a 2 story house. How do I run wires to the middle of the ceiling without tearing up the second story floor or the first floor ceiling.

Tom O

10:45AM | 11/10/03
Member Since: 09/17/02
477 lifetime posts
Unless you are going to put all the recessed lights in the same joist space as an existing ceiling lighting outlet, you'll have to take the floor above apart or cut into the ceiling, your choice.

One other alternative is an exposed wiring method, but it would certainly detract from the recessed lightings good looks.

There are long flexible drill bits on the market, I think they're called Diversibits. Expensive and I don't think that I would try to use them in this application.

[This message has been edited by Tom O (edited November 10, 2003).]

electricmanscott

03:29AM | 11/15/03
Member Since: 11/05/01
98 lifetime posts
This depends on your house construction and your level of experience. Hire an electrician that does this kind of work regularly and get their opinion. This is really an easy and minimal damage operation if you know what you're doing.
Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

Even though Halloween is past, pumpkins and gourds make great table decorations. That includes white pumpkins, too!  Here,... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... The Audubon Society inspired wallpaper in this Adirondack-styled entryway will get you in the outdoor mood. Grab your coat... Chalkboard paint opens up endless possibilities for customizing your dresser time and time again. Use chalk to label the c... A fireplace in the bathroom creates the ultimate setting for relaxation. Homeowners often choose electric or gas over wood... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... FLOR carpet tiles are a simple and affordable way to customize a floor covering for any space. You can make anything from ... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... The indecisive homeowner need not fret over choosing one (or even two) cabinet colors. The kitchen cabinets in this artist... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... First dress up your metal shelves with a coat of paint in an accent color that complements your kitchen decor. Then arrang... The vibrant green of Granny Smith apples make a beautifully natural alternative to the traditional evergreen wreath. Brigh...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp2