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Old 04-01-2017, 05:47 PM   #1
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I need to put LED fixtures in a church building. The print specs call for troffers, but this is going to be a drywalled ceiling. I want them to be recessed in the framing....then flush with the drywall when finished. Are troffers the thing to use here or is there some other fixture for this?
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Plaster frame. Should be on the fixture schedule.
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Should be able to get a drywall kit to install a troffer in that type of ceiling.
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A troffers and plaster frames are far less expensive than fixtures with integral rims for sheetrock.
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A troffers and plaster frames are far less expensive than fixtures with integral rims for sheetrock.
Ceiling grid tees make perfect frames and give it a decent finish.
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Ceiling grid tees make perfect frames and give it a decent finish.
But you have to frame the opening yourself for them to work?

I've never seen rough framing all that good.
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But you have to frame the opening yourself for them to work?

I've never seen rough framing all that good.
They would need to box it out to make it work or, clean it up after I finished butchering it.
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They would need to box it out to make it work or, clean it up after I finished butchering it.
Most job sites I've been on one would have to be fluent in Spanish to get a properly sized opening in the framing.
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Most job sites I've been on one would have to be fluent in Spanish to get a properly sized opening in the framing.
I would give them a plywood template and tell them "el cuto likeo thiso ."
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Churches are slow payers. Bill them fast and often.
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I would give them a plywood template and tell them "el cuto likeo thiso ."
The Spanish speaking guys I have had the pleasure of working with must be better, all I would have to do is supply the materials....
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Sometimes that works.
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Churches are slow payers. Bill them fast and often.
It varies from church to church. Some hand you a check when done.
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Just be careful that the carpenter frames it in for the light correct. Some of the plaster frames have wings that flip out only high enough for 2". 4" is too thick and you have to butcher the crap out of them to flipper the wings out.
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