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Question DetailsAsked on 3/5/2015

Hello, how much would it cost to install 6 recessed lights in living room with vaulted ceilings (19 feet).

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Here is a prior question which might help -

In a vaulted ceiling obviously the work goes slower - either because of ladder work or tight attic quarters, and having to run wires crosswise to the joists costs a lot more labor time than parallel to the joists, so when talking to possible contractors discuss the issue of access - it may well be worth your time to run individual branch wires to each can ferom a central accessible point in the attic than to try to run from one to the next to the next - plus much easier to access wiring for diagnosis or repair, even though it might double or triple the amount of wire used. I also like using conduit in that situation - easier to run through tight places along joists, and protects the wire against vermin and water.

One other thing - ifyou have tight clearance under the roof up there (likely) emphasize the need to not bunch the insulation up against the underside of the roof or air troughs - it needs to be laid back down using a piece of conduit or wood to maintain the air space above it to avoid ventilation and moisture issues.

Answered 5 years ago by LCD

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