Installing Recessed Lighting Fixtures

Project: Victorian Restoration, Episode 5, Part 3



The barn's roof system gets a makeover. First, LP sheathing forms the new roof deck, then Owens Corning shingles and Velux skylights are installed. Inside the barn, a space-saving high-velocity air-conditioning system from SpacePak is being retrofitted on both floors.

At the main house, Charlie Tomaszewski and crew are making repairs to the decorative dentilation, as well as working on the shingles and a new gutter system. Inside, electrician Barry Driscoll is putting in new recessed light fixtures from Lightolier.
Part 1: HVAC System Installation
Part 2: Installing Architectural Shingles and Skylight
Part 3: Installing Recessed Lighting Fixtures
Barry Driscoll (from Driscoll Electric) is installing some new Lightolier recessed fixtures specially designed for use in remodels. These are low-voltage fixtures with new evolution trim, Lightolier's recessed style light.

As Bob is trying to preserve the original horsehair and plaster ceiling, Barry carefully makes space for the housing of the fixture with a hole saw. Next, he uses a Rotozip to cut through the old lath. Then, he moves some of the existing insulation at least 3 inches away from any part of the light that will be recessed into the ceiling.
Part 4: Decorative Trim and Removing or Repairing Old Shingles
Located just five miles from downtown Boston, Bob's scouts discovered a Victorian-era house in a neighborhood of family homes on tree-lined streets that was past due for a full-scale renovation.

The home's new owners, a work-at-home family, have set goals to modernize the home's floor plan, update the building's mechanical and electrical systems, and add home office and work spaces for two busy professionals.

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