6" can replacement in vaulted ceiling

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Old 09-07-15, 09:03 AM
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6" can replacement in vaulted ceiling

I need to replace the 7 6" cans in the vaulted ceiling in my kitchen.. The lights are approx 20 years old and blink after being on for 5 or ten minutes.. There is no crawl space..

Can these be replaced without cutting into the drywall??

Note that I am in Arizona and that this happens year round but is much worse in the summer..
 
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Old 09-07-15, 09:23 AM
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Only if they are remodel cans.
 
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Old 09-07-15, 09:33 AM
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Welcome to the forums!

this happens year round but is much worse in the summer
Can light that are blinking on and off are doing so because they are overheating, your quote above also tells me that they are overheating. Likely the lamps (bulbs) you have installed are too high of wattage for the can/trim that is installed. Changing out the cans will not help the issue, and would be waste of time and money. If you really do have an issue with the thermal overload it can be serviced from below the ceiling.

First tell us what type (wattage, size, etc) of lamp you have installed and if they are on a dimmer. Have you recently had any insulation added?

This will likely be as easy as changing the light bulbs.
 

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Lights are not on a dimmer. I have FEIT conserve enrgy bulbs. They say they are BR30 LED 2, 13w 750 lumens..
 
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Remove the trim and bulb and look inside the can for a label. See if the label is marked "IC rated" or Approved for contact with insulation. Of you don't see anything post the model number of the can.

Do the bulbs blink, or do they turn off for a couple of minutes then come back on?
 
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Did this just start when you changed the bulbs?
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On some of the cans the bulbs can be off for 1-3 minutes, others for 25 seconds to a minute. Its been a problem for a few years but has gotten worse over the past year...
 
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That is almost for sure overheating, but with LED bulbs they shouldn't get that hot.

Did you see if they are IC rated cans?

When they turn off or on can you hear a small "click"?
 
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Occasionally I hear clicking. Not sure if they are IC rated.
 
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