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It sounds as though you are ready to remove the door to get past the problem, if so replace it with an outswing door. I am not really crazy about out swing doors, since they weather badly, if a nicely designed small roof is over it, it would hang in there better. You would not need to lower the base either.


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There is no problem with installing junction boxes above a suspended ceiling, as long as the box is less than 100 in.³ and securely fastened. National Electrical Code has this to say... National Electrical Code 2014 Chapter 3 Wiring Methods and Materials Article 314 Outlet, Device, Pull, and Junction Boxes; Conduit Bodies; Fittings; and ...


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You are on the right track. Junction boxes, with blank covers are allowed above a suspended ceiling as it is not considered a closed space. The wires that are loose and wirenuted need to be put in a j-box. Also, clamps need to be used at each wire going into a j-box. Some boxes have clamps pre-installed, if not, you need to use a RX connector in the ...


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I have used tin squares on basements and you could get screws that match the tin finish.


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As Jack explains in his answer, the problem seems to be that the rough-in deflects upward as you are pushing the trim in and then returns to its at rest position after the trim is in place. The trick is to keep the rough-in from moving upward. Consider drilling two small holes about an inch above the bottom lip and on opposite sides of the rough-in. Attach ...


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The symptom of the gap you have in all my experience with recess lights have been the rough in housing has room for deflection. As you push the trim in place, the rough in pushes up also under the tension of the lens going in and it stays pushed up until the lens bottoms out on the ceiling and is released. The housing relaxes back down and creates the gap. ...


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In general I think you are better off having too much light versus too little. If you plan using 50w bulbs, and it turns out to be too much, you can always use lower wattage bulbs or a dimmer. Be sure to take into account the reflector type of the bulb as this will dictate how much the light spreads. I disagree with Justin K because if you have too few ...



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