Old 08-01-02, 01:13 PM
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We're drywalling the kitchen ceiling the weekend. At some point in the future, we want to put recessed can lights in it.

Should we bite the bullet and do the cans now? Or is this easy enough to do as old-construction, later on in the future?

Old-construction doesn't seem that much harder. But then again, I've never had a close look at these things...don't know how they are affixed and how you wire one to another.
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In my not-so-experienced opinion, I would look at how hard it is to get into the attic to install them later.

That, and the fact that it's hot as heck right now in August...
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Wiring is the issue. If you have access from above, your right, retrofit isn't too bad.
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It'll be at least ten times easier now. Putting in recessed cans later won't be hard, but getting the wiring in place later will be. So at least run the cables, but make sure that they are dead (disconnected at each end). And be 100% sure that you've got the cables you need -- it'd be terrible if you later find out that you didn't put in the right cables.
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I agree completley with John. Doing them now will be alot easier than later. At least install the wiring for the cans and maybe even the switch right now, and do the rest later with old work fixtures. Good Luck.

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