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Avoiding drywall repair

Two questions. 1959 Ranch Style Home

1)I have a recessed boxed out light in the kitchen cieling (Looks like a homemade job), we'd like to cover it and put in a flush mount. Trying to aviod plastering it shut. Any ideas?

2)I have a wall fan that is plastered in the wall in the kitchen, Pryne Arial flo-fan. Is there a equivalent? Can I just replace the motor?

Thanks for the help,


Regarding question #1 - In my opinion, the easiest thing to do would be to remove the old fixture, set a new electrical box at the ceiling height and install new drywall flush with the existing ceiling.  Then you should  tape, sand and finish the new drywall to the existing plaster.  Any other ideas would be more difficult or look strange.

Regarding question #2 - I have never heard of the fan name you mention.  I could not find a web site for it either.  I would suggest you take the motor out and take it to a business that sells electric motors.  You could remove the whole unit and determine the dimensions and see if you could find another fan that would fit in the same area.  Modifying the opening to accept another fan shouldn't be too difficult.   

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