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04:29PM | 05/17/05
Member Since: 05/16/05
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I would like to install recessed lights in my living room. I have plaster ceilings, though. Actually, there's a layer of drywall, then the plaster and wood lath. I've heard different stories about the practicality and ease/difficulty of installing cans in this type of ceilings. Some say it's not that big a problem, others say that I could end up with a damaged ceiling that I might have to take down. I noted this video clip on this site, though:

Anyhow, my specific questions are:

how much of a risk is there to messing up the integrity of the plaster?

what's the best way to avoid this risk?

my cans are 5 3/8 inches -- haven't found a hole saw that size...any advice?

Your help is appreciated...

doug seibert

08:35AM | 05/18/05
Member Since: 08/10/02
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