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Still being relatively new to this renovation game, I will ask a dumb question...

Just finishing a basement development with a dropped ceiling about 2" below the joists. What a PITA. I put in Halo H5TM's, standard new construction cans with T-bar clips, but it probably would have been easier and less time consuming to put in remodel cans. Any issues with this?
 

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Unless the ceiling tiles are the heavy ones (like sheetrock) the tiles will sag down.
 

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Yes they will sag in time.

You did it the correct way I'm thinking. T Bar and fixtures are a real pain. I personally would install the cans as normal and then drop the inside can down the required depth. The tile/ tbar holds no weight.

2" below the joists seems to be a lot for resi, must be a 9 or 10 foot ceiling down there.
 

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Remodel cans do not work well on a drop ceiling.
 

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You can use remodel cans if you cut 2x2 squares of plywood and lay on top of the tiles, and hole saw through the tile/plywood and all.
(actually 23-7/8 x 23-7/8)
 
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