Installing %&^% ceiling pot lights at the gf's house. Because she has
a bungalow, the lights have to be conatined within a metal box with
the vapour barrier, etc. to hold back insulation in the attic The
lights have 'ears' that are supposed to open on the other side of the
metal box rim once the lights are mounted. Essentially it
'sandwiches' the ceiling drywall between the light rim below and the
metal box above it.
Problem is it is an older home and the ceiling has 3 layers of
drywall, one of them plaseter and lathe so the depth is too wide for
the ears to go into the box as intended. If I dug out a notch they
would probably fit into the drywall on either side, but I do not
regard that as a particularly robust attachment scheme.
To me it just seems easiest to basically use self tapping screws on
the inside of the light that just go in above the lip of the metal
box. If I put 4 roughly 90 degrees apart around the light I would
think it should do the job ok. Other options that I can think of are a
labour of love which I am not prepared to undertake.
Before I do this, I thought I would check here in case there are any
other methods, special part #XYZ MKII from Taiwan, or tricks that
someone here may have already discovered or invented for a case like