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ratherbefishing 12-18-2011 07:29 PM

insulating around recessed lighting
How close do you like to trim R-30 fiberglass batts around recessed light cans? Insulating the top of the can seems like a bad idea to me. Or not? The cans are air-tight, insulation contact rated. Once the drywall is up, the attic will be inaccessible. The insulation is going up first.

I called OC. The nice girl suggested I use their premade tee-pees over the cans. But I don't think that should be necessary with IC rated cans.

Gary in WA 12-18-2011 09:11 PM

Is this a test??? Lol, they are insulation contact..... call the light mauf., if still worried. This may help if the walls aren't done yet because you've been talking with me........


ratherbefishing 12-18-2011 09:45 PM

Thanks, Gary. No. It's not a test. That article was a good one. I thought I'd done a pretty good job, and that reinforced it. I did my best to avoid gaps or unfilled spaces. Tomorrow morning I'll read it again. Then, the attic/ceiling. After that, another inspection!

This room is going to be the best insulated room in the house. By a lot. After I'm done with this, maybe I'll pull the top course of lap siding and blow cellulose between the blackboard and the drywall.

Windows on Wash 12-18-2011 09:46 PM

IC fixtures we typically spray foam right over.

Non-ic, we create boxes around them.

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