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Looking to add a peak pot light to existing pots the electric guy doing the install i have is saying not possible

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Looking to add a peak pot light to existing pots the electric guy doing the install i have is saying not possible

Any thoughts on how this can be done? I think adding 2 more lights to each side is overkill it would look perfect if i put one in the peak.

I spoke with the pot lighting person and they said the house has some thing done when it was built to allow this? Is there not something that can be done to add to peak?

I could add 2 pots to the middle and see if they can "point downwards" but id be paying for pots that don't seem to be needed i think one in the peak would look great!

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can absolutely be done, but depending on where the wire was run, maybe the guy didnt feel like crawling into your attic and replacing the wire with a longer wire, cus yes you need a longer wire now in the middle of the two lights
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I didn't have a flat area in the soffit at the peak to put lights into, so I worked lights in roughly in thirds.


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dreaderus wrote: Any thoughts on how this can be done? I think adding 2 more lights to each side is overkill it would look perfect if i put one in the peak.

I spoke with the pot lighting person and they said the house has some thing done when it was built to allow this? Is there not something that can be done to add to peak?

I could add 2 pots to the middle and see if they can "point downwards" but id be paying for pots that don't seem to be needed i think one in the peak would look great!

Mine
119459264_653580785582156_8489141352767395224_n.jpg

Desired
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I think you need 2 more plus 1 in the peak. Your peak isn't the same as the ones in your example, it's a much wider area. I think 1 light will look chintz.

Even in the example you posted, the person chintzed out on the right side peak and only put in one light. Look how much better the left side looks.
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dreaderus wrote: ...
I spoke with the pot lighting person and they said the house has some thing done when it was built to allow this? Is there not something that can be done to add to peak?
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The guy is right. The eaves are not hollow at the very peak of the gable. There's solid wood under there (ridge board) , no room for a pot light

Look at the far right of the drawing - gable end. The ridge board at the top of the roof extends all the way out to where it meets the fly rafter

The guy would have to custom build an enclose for the pot light to sit in that's centered at the peak of the gable. I suppose it's possible if you are willing to pay $$$
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l69norm wrote: The guy is right. The eaves are not hollow at the very peak of the gable. There's solid wood under there (ridge board) , no room for a pot light

Look at the far right of the drawing - gable end. The ridge board at the top of the roof extends all the way out to where it meets the fly rafter

The guy would have to custom build an enclose for the pot light to sit in that's centered at the peak of the gable. I suppose it's possible if you are willing to pay $$$
I think it can be done with a slim pot light, same way its installed in a ceiling when a joist is encountered. The 2 spring clips grab soffit on both sides, the thin pot light straddles the joist.
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I have two peaks still pending being done! anyone know someone who would tackle this? I have some other electrical work stuff as well to do!

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