Installing New High Hats In An Old Ceiling With Advanced Electrical


  • 07-May-2022

Everyone, thank you for joining us. Today. We are going to learn how to install hi-hat in a ceiling that has already been hung.

A call for work. I had preparation is very important here. So we want to measure and find where we're going to put the hi-hat just wanted me to repair hold on water damage.

No above the ceiling, Hilton anyway, place, the ceiling fan that I have. So the first thing I've done is I've marked off the locations of where the hi-hats are going to be we're going to 6, 4 inches, I have the. Other alternative would actually been four or five six inches I had one with the smaller ones on this cable. So I measured the dimensions of the room 115 inches long by 180 inches wide and I, divided the section by 4, so I got three equidistant lines at 53 and a quarter this way was 180 inches. So I got three equidistant line at 60. Now, another important factor where the winds are coming from here to here.

You don't want to start a hole where you're going to run right into this, because the cams have to. Go in here, you see that later so industry standard measure immature. This is your best starting point. So from here, here's exactly 16 inches. And you can mark your way down to the edge of the cut side, the stutters gone and attach my Elbert at 63 and a quarter inches off this wall, pull my face where is going to leave your March 18 inches on quarter, all the way down the room.

And then we go through, and we measure every 60 inches, and we get as close as we possibly can the SUD dances with here. We moved. It over just a little you're, not going to be able to tell by the eye, and we did that for the third one over there as well. So right now, I'm going to take down a ceiling, fan I'm going to put a tick, hold in the wall, and we're actually going to run the electrical before we even look anything up, so you're, right back, and we'll seize them. You stay with me. So we come six holes in the ceiling where we are going to have our hi-hat located. And you look down the ceiling fan.

So sometimes you run into. Genius situation, you might intercept scenario where the power source and what's called switch leg, isn't coming directly from the switch box, which is around the corner where we're going to put the dimmer that's, where you turn it off. And on the power source is actually coming from the other side of the house and feeding another thing that uses electricity I, don't know what it is. But we have to make sure that it means things. So if you're not comfortable with this, you can fast-forward to the next. Segment or to stick around the explanation.

So what we definitely have to do is we move forward to label our wires. This set right here comes from the switch that's called the switch leg, I've labeled, this is the switch leg load because that is receiving power. And this is the actual switch leg itself when the power shut off. This is where the power comes to and from.

So we can disconnect this. We have two neutrals that were tied together, because there is power flowing through to another location and. Right now and it disassembled, the hot line is going in each direction. And when I disconnect them we're going to see which one the wire is coming from, and we're going to label that one two feet right?

So this going to be a feed and a cactus. And now we know that this is an unknown source, well, where powers go we're going to label them together unknown since separate I want to test the breaker play and as possible. If you do, you do might have to reset a lot of class, her, so we're going to be using this. High hat and this high hat is junction box, and I'm going to do now is we're probably going to make this one, the power source that's, where it's coming from I. Take this apart, we're going to run wires from here, that's going to be the last one on the leg - they're here, you're, not progressing we're going to go from here to here, and we're going to have a separate leg here here here, and we're going to hook up all the hi-hat excuse me. And then the last thing we're going to do is connect them. Alright so I'm going to get this all worked out, and I'll be right back.

So we've gotten the electrical work all sorted out. Basically, the power was coming from over here. And the switch was way over there.

So we have to bypass the switch leg if I put a junction inside this box through that box for the power to run typically you're, just going to have a black and white line if you run new hi-hat. And if you take a look, what I did there's our six holes in the ceiling, I think we showed you that already I. Ran separate lines from here to here in between each one of them.

So I'm ready to go through, and I'm going to show you quickly how to install one of them, and we're going to go through and do the rest. What you want to do is cut away insulation on your new wire, exactly there's, a brown stuff what's called an old work camp for high hats. And it comes with, or you can buy separately an LED retrofit kit, which I basically just put in place, I'm sick. Okay. So this is the box where everything gets. Connected in my flat, head screwdriver, real quick, so you're going to have to buy these separate I'll, put him connectors.

They stop the wires from coming out as you push them in flip. The right here, I'm going to want to push its lines through the only pepper one and in the box speed, which is where the source power comes from. You have the pigtail. It turns this particular light on, and you have a load that's going to run to that I hat over there, which is the last one on circuit three black three whites. And three grams way to start the easiest together, they're round, we use fresh wire nuts, wanna the mold won't slip off. Once here I'll put together the black ones I've actually come with the series.

You can just plug them in together. The white ones pull them all out nice length, right buck possible. Why I took Dustin if you cut your holes properly since writing these, hold it into drywall mix slowly, push goes through when it comes with the LED retrofit head, plug it in look into work.

There. We go I tell you. Install an old work, LED can with a retrofit kit. Thank you for joining me.

Have a great day you.

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