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jmorc2003 10-22-2012 01:54 PM

Insulating walls, around light fixture
 
I'm adding insulation to the walls inside an attic crawl space (cape cod attic has been converted to bedrooms, the walls separating the crawl spaces and bedrooms, have no insulation). What's the best way to insulate and drywall around the light fixture, currently a screwed in bulb and pull chain (sorry, don't know the proper name). Concerned about creating a fire hazard. Thanks.

joecaption 10-22-2012 01:59 PM

Got a picture.
It's already a fire hazzard having an exposed light bulb in wha t amounts to a closet. Concider changing it to a recessed IC air tite fixture with a wall switch.

jmorc2003 10-22-2012 02:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joecaption (Post 1035807)
Got a picture.
It's already a fire hazzard having an exposed light bulb in wha t amounts to a closet. Concider changing it to a recessed IC air tite fixture with a wall switch.

Wow, it is? This isn't the actual light, but essentially what is in all my crawl spaces. I've seen lights like this all the time, in my basement and closets growing up, friends houses, etc, etc.

http://arcadianhome.com/blog/wp-cont...n-Basics-1.jpg

joecaption 10-22-2012 02:48 PM

No longer legal in closits.
Light bulb must be covered.

jmorc2003 10-22-2012 04:52 PM

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Originally Posted by joecaption (Post 1035828)
No longer legal in closits.
Light bulb must be covered.

Good to know. More of a question for the electrical board, but how would I go about replacing it with something safer? Is it simple enough for a novice to do (ie, replacing a light fixture)?

joecaption 10-22-2012 04:59 PM

Not hard or expencive at all.
http://www.buildmyowncabin.com/elect...ght-switch.gif


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