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Adding additional recessed lights to existing ones - ways to access electrical?

Adding additional recessed lights to existing ones - ways to access electrical?

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Old 02-07-11, 07:44 PM
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Adding additional recessed lights to existing ones - ways to access electrical?

I have two Halo71CT cans in my bathroom ceiling. I would like to add two additional cans.
Is there any way to access the electrical of the existing can to wire in the new ones?

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I don't even know if the electrical box of the can is hooked up to fixed conduit vs. the flexible one.

Are there any trade tricks?
 
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Old 02-07-11, 07:55 PM
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Yes, you can access that box. If you pull the trim off and take the bulb out, you will notice 3 screws holding the housing of the can to the frame. Take those out and you can push the housing up into the ceiling, or pull it down if theres not enough room. The box has 2 cover plates. one on the outside and one on the inside. the box should be connected to the housing with flexible cable.
 
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Old 02-07-11, 08:04 PM
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Thanks! That will do the trick.
 
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Old 02-08-11, 04:24 PM
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A follow up question. Is it possible to get universal lenses for a Halo can?
I have a air tight waterproof lens cover for my existing cans. But I don't like the look all that much.
Are the lenses from other vendors that fit my can?
 
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Old 02-09-11, 05:01 PM
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The trims that can be used should be listed on the label in the housing. Not all trims are interchangeable nor listed for use with all housings. Halo trims should be widely available.
 
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