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Brackets on both top and bottom of pre-wired junction boxes
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I have a two story house with kitchen on the first floor, the kitchen has been completely demolished down to the studs, no Sheetrock at all. I am installing 6 pots in the ceiling the problem is that once the ceiling is installed there is no access between the 2 nd floor and 1st floor ceiling where my recess lights will be. At this point there has been a junction box installed near one of the pots, it's not attached to anything just hanging yet connected. I have been told that this junction box must not be buried, must have access to it. Can someone please explain what to do with this box. My thinking is that I probably should not use you standard Halo pot for new construction like I normally would use with attic access. I am thinking to use the old construction type the one that are held in with 3 doing clips, this will allow access to the pots for serviceability and allow me to access this junction box, the one that cannot be buried. Am I correct to use old construction pots, and what do I do with this junction box, just let it sit in the ceiling? … read more
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We're remodeling our kitchen and moving electrical switches
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second opinion] Hey Kevin!I've got an electrical plug & box 1-1/4”inches deep behind insulation board & sheet rock. The hole in the sheetrock is to big for the plug ears to set on...what options do yo… read more
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I am finishing up my bathroom remodel and trying to install
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I wanted to add an exterior light to the side of my garage.
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I am replacing a kitchen island fixture (previously a ceiling
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