Soffit height


Old 12-30-05, 04:52 PM
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Soffit height

Hey all, just finishing up all my ductwork and soffit framing, and I just wanted to know what most people end up with (height) from the floor to the bottom of their ductwork framing. In my case, its about 6' 7". It seems a little low and now that I look at, I definitely could have made it an an inch or so let this be a lesson to everyone starting out, frame it in as close as possible, cause extra headroom really does make a difference.
Just wondering how other people in similiar situations liked the end result...also, is canned lighting a good idea in the duct framing or would it be irritating to have a light only 10 inches or so from your head??
Old 12-30-05, 09:11 PM
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Hi Mike. I have same situation. My soffit height is about 6' 9". Also, I added lighting in the soffit as well. It turned out great. The height of the lights are no bother at all.
I like a lot of light and the recessed canned lights fit the bill. I don't use any lamps in my basement rec area.
Old 12-31-05, 02:42 PM
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soffit height

Since you are installing the can lights in a relatively closed in area, and possibly insulated, make sure your lights are "IC" lights. This will allow for direct contact with insulation without causing heating problems.


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