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Old 12-06-2016, 11:33 AM   #1
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Default Turning a recessed light into a fixture box.

I remember seeing a few different products that can help turn an existing recessed light opening into a compliant box to hang a light fixture from.

Does anyone have any experience or recommendations with these?
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Old 12-06-2016, 11:41 AM   #2
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I remember seeing a few different products that can help turn an existing recessed light opening into a compliant box to hang a light fixture from.

Does anyone have any experience or recommendations with these?
I've used this one with some success. (I say some because a little modification was required to make it work with the particular can I was working on). It wasn't cheap though. I think in your great and free nation you may be able to get it for a decent price, but here they need the extra money to fund our ridiculous health care system and give all the bums matching Roughriders toques.

https://thecanconverter.com/

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The Westinghouse kit for @$17

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Westingho...1100/204785596
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I keep a few of the WH ones in the van, all the big box stores carry a brand. They suck but work, I keep different medallions on hand expecting to need to mod them too.
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Home Depot sells a Hampton Bay kit that's around $12

I've used it several times in the past including my own house. Works well for what it is.

I used the can converter not long ago and it was a HUGE pita.
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Can converters can go straight to H E double hockey sticks.
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Can converters can go straight to H E double hockey sticks.
Quicker than doing the sheetrock work if you are only on the job for a day.
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Unfortunately for some bizarre reason, the options for things like this are very limited in these parts. HD, Lowe's, what have you, don't sell anything like it. I found one place in town that sold can converters, and like I said they were expensive. If there were other options I would gladly explore them.

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Unfortunately for some bizarre reason, the options for things like this are very limited in these parts. HD, Lowe's, what have you, don't sell anything like it. I found one place in town that sold can converters, and like I said they were expensive. If there were other options I would gladly explore them.

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Seems like a member here from up near the border with some entrepreneurial spirit would ship you guys some materials at reduced rates.
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I have used the can converters but they suck ass. They do have their place though.
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