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Old 11-04-2011, 12:45 PM   #1
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So, I am putting more insulation in my attic which already has a little bit. I was wondering if it is ok to put batt insulation straight over top of a light recepticle. Just makes me nervous putting something that close to a electrical source. Below you will see an example of what I mean. Thank You for your help.

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If those are ceiling joists, I would tie them together with a 3' 2x to one side of both. Air seal the attic first as the f.g. batt is air permeable (blows right through it trapping the dust): http://www.finehomebuilding.com/PDF/Free/021105092.pdf

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Fiberglass = Filterglass

You must air seal prior to insulating.
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