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Remove light housing

Posted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:32 am
by Yangd23
Hi Shannon,

I want to remove this old light housing, and replace with new recessed light with integrated junction box. But the old housing is hard to remove by pulling and twisting, as attached
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. No obvious clips were observed. Do you have any suggestions?

Thanks,

Dingzheng

Re: Remove light housing

Posted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:12 am
by Aaron
That fixture box is bolted to a joist above your ceiling's drywall. So the only way to remove it is to cut out drywall around the box so you can access the screws that bolt the box to the joist.

Then, depending on the size of the surface-mounted light you plan to install, you may need to patch the drywall to hold the light.

Re: Remove light housing

Posted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:13 am
by Shannon
I think I see a screw through the side of the box on the LH side of picture? Hard to tel with the shot so close up?

Re: Remove light housing

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:39 pm
by Yangd23
Yes, there is a screw there. I lose it and removed the housing.

Thanks