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01-31-07, 07:23 AM   #8 (permalink)  
It's been my experience that a single bid from a contractor isn't always a good indication of the "real" cost. Some contractors deliberately overbid when they don't want the job. It's better to get at least 3 bids.

Installing recessed lights is a definite DIY job if you are just a little bit handy and don't have a problem crawling around in an attic for a day.

Best advice so far in this thread ... "don't step through the sheetrock". I saw a plumber's helper catch a joist in the crotch when he stepped through the ceiling. No one had ever told him to walk on the joists. My guess is that he was celibate for a long time after.