07:02AM | 11/10/03
Member Since: 11/09/03
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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).]


03:29AM | 11/15/03
Member Since: 11/05/01
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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.
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