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MackenzieMulder
Installing light fixture with no crawl space

We want to update the current swag lighting we have in our kitchen and dining room. We have a vaulted ceiling and there is no crawl space above to maneuver the wiring through the celings and wall. Is there a way to do this without cutting the drywall/ceiling or having to cover up the wires on the outside?

JLMCDANIEL
Re: Installing light fixture with no crawl space

A little more information of what you have and what you want to do is needed to answer your question.

Jack

Bret
Re: Installing light fixture with no crawl space

Consult  a professionals.

Todd82TA
Re: Installing light fixture with no crawl space
MackenzieMulder wrote:

We want to update the current swag lighting we have in our kitchen and dining room. We have a vaulted ceiling and there is no crawl space above to maneuver the wiring through the celings and wall. Is there a way to do this without cutting the drywall/ceiling or having to cover up the wires on the outside?

 

I think what you're saying is that there's no room for you to access the space above the ceiling (no attic space?). Are you sure that there isn't ANY space... even if you can't get to it? it's pretty uncommon to have drywall literally attached to the underside of the 2x4s that literally have the shingles / roofing sheathing attached to them on the other side. There's normally a truss with some sort of ventillation gap between them... like maybe a 1 foot or more.

 

Best thing you can do is make a hole in the drywall somewhere, and then stick a camera up there. You can buy one of those scoping cameras from Harbor Freight for $70 bucks. Peak up in there and see what's going on. You don't want to drill into those truss 2x4 beams like you otherwise would a 2x4 in a non-load bearing wall (when doing normal electrical). You'll want to have the Romex go up and through the trusses.

 

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