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Answer Try this site! Answer I would also like to know how to install pot lights in the kitchen of a two story home..How do you get the wires past the studs in the ceiling to… the other lights ?thanks...E First figure out where the joist spaces are. Get a stud finder and mark them out for better reference. Plan out where you want your pot lights to sit and cut out your holes. I use an appropriately sized hole saw. If you need to go through the joists you will need a drill and a drill bit that will make a hole big enough to get your wire through. If your pot lights are separated by multiple joists you will have to make holes in each joist space between them in the drywall to gain access. SAVE YOUR CUTOUTS! It will make patching the drywall a lot easier once you're finished.
Answer Pre Work is the key and sometimes that is not enough sometimes luck is your best friend,If there is no access to get above,or if you are betwe…en floors, 1st it is best to know wich way the joists are running even then contractors but boards in for stronger support, they can be a problem themselves, 2nd use a stud finder to locate the joists you need to how to use this tool or have someone do it, who works with one a lot, I am sure you have an a plan where you want the lights to go, put electrial tape on the ceiling where you want the pots to go, then from the farthest distance use the stud finder to see how much wood will be in the way and start working toward the wall where the switch will be installed to control the lights, getting the wire from the ceiling down to the switch a lot of times you have to make a hole there. then you should have drill bit extensions to allow you to drill into the joists for the wire to be fished thru it is not uncommon for the bit and extenstion to get stuck in the joists and they are left up there. The goal is to go from pot to pot without putting holes in the ceiling, however it is not uncommon to have to make a hole, if you have plaster ceilings, you are going to make a mess, just a heads up, drywall can be fixed, if you have textured ceilings they can be matched a lot of times however the whole ceiling has to be repainted. One other item to remember is this is not a one hour job plan to be there quite a while just getting the wire from the pots to the wall could take hours. Depending on how many pots you are putting in sometimes it is eaiser to run two cables rather than one cable to the wall.
Answer One 1,000 watt light will push a typical circuit breaker close to its limit. Six such lights will require wiring and circuit breakers to handle the load. F…igure one circuit breaker per light. That means not only six switches but six switches, each on a different circuit breaker. Don't overload the wiring or it could cause a fire.
If you do it yourself it takes about one hour each, if you hire an electrician, one hour of his rate x how many lights.
It costs a bit more if the house is already constructed. Best to get the builder install exterior pots during construction. They add a bit of a wow factor, but can be a hassle… years down the road when you need to change out a dead bulb. Better to get all of them changed out after about 3 years. To answer your question now, I know my friend had about 8 exterior pot lights on his two storey home done a few years back and he said it was $1500 total. This was in Windsor, Ontario. ............................... Prices have dropped substantially. However, there are many safety issues to consider.Hire someone who knows his stuff. Last summer (June 2009) i paid $850 + tax for 10 indoor pot lights indoor, and $600 for 6 outdoor. The guy who did this was extremely helpful, and very knowledgeable. He makes his business looked so easy. To answer your question. Based on my research I would say per light would cost you a bit more. There is always a minimum, but I am pretty sure this company might give you a decent quote. If you need his number write me at firstname.lastname@example.org Best of luck.
After worrying about being the butt of many light bulb jokes and sifting through all those who thought a pot light would help them grow their habit at home, I ended up c…alling a guy who has a business called "Mr. Potlight". In the end, changing the pot light was easy, once you know how. Here's what you do: 1. Pull out the whole can that houses the light (the 'can' is the term used for the cylinder that surrounds the light). This is the hardest step because we are not used to taking out the whole light fixture when changing normal lights. Pulling this down takes a little bit of effort and most will be afraid of doing unrepairable damage. Grab the outside circular frame and pull downwards away from the ceiling. It should come out fairly easily (don't worry about it falling because the wire attached to the bulb will keep it suspended). 2. Find the plug that attaches to the bulb and detach. 3. Attach the new bulb. 4. Push the entire housing/can back in the ceiling. 5. Turn on the switch. Voila!
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Try google searching a home depot video, that's what I'm going to try .. RE : http://www.ehow.com/how_1000619_install-recessed-lighting.html look on the right hand side there…'s videos etc
I know from personal expirence that pot grows well with the old fashioned incandescent 100 watt light bulbs it will also gorw with the newer Cfl light bulbs. So, yes
No, the fluorescent fixtures that are installed in dropped ceilings are also know as recessed lighting.
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Question makes no sense, but anyone would probably need to know the rating (watts) of the lights to give an answer.
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Depending on the type of smudge pot you are trying to light, techniques vary. Assuming that you are using an old grove heater with a crude oil, e.g. diesel fuel, you would loc…ate the wick (wood base in most cases) inside and near the center of the fuel well. Once you locate this and ensure your heater is filled up with fuel to the appropriate line, light the wick with a grill lighter or other long stemmed flame source. It may be necessary to bundle up some old newspaper and dip the tip into some diesel fuel and light that and then try to position it in such a way as to apply the flame on the wick portion. You will know when it starts to burn because the initial stage consists of flames sometimes coming out of the top of the exhaust and high heat. Be sure to check the chokes on the burner as well to ensure adequate ventilation for combustion. And be careful.
You want to size for 80% or rated current. In this case 16 amps. At 110 volts nominal this is a total of 1760 watts for incandescent bulbs. So if you had 100 watt bulbs you co…uld have 17 100 watt fixtures. Of other wattage fixtures just divide into 1760 watts.
If you are referring to underwater lighting you must install the pool first but before you install the water.
Changing the bulb in a pot light lighting fixture can be very easy. First you need to take off the whole "can" or cylinder that surrounds the light by pulling downwards gently…. Next you should find the cord that attaches to the light and detach it. Then you attach the new bulb and put the can and cylinder back on. Turn the switch back on and you're done.