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Old 02-08-2013, 05:53 PM   #1
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Recently moved Into my new dream home. Unfortunately the original builders have went bankrupt and I am now dealing with poor workmanship. In the sunroom there are six windows which are sealed fairly tight. Upon using a lighter to check for air there was normal movement in the flame. When I did the same thing against the ceiling where the shallow pan is installed for a future ceiling fan i felt air immediately when I put my hand against it. How do I remediate the problem before removing all of the sheet rock. Thanks in advance
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Recently moved Into my new dream home.
...the original builders have went bankrupt and I am now dealing...
This all happened before you bought your dream home right?

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How do I remediate the problem...
How much have you budgeted for the several projects?
Make a list. Get some estimates. Start chipping away at it.

The #1 thing to do is find a reliable general carpenter.
Someone local you can go to for help and advice on what you can do yourself and that you can hire for the things you can't do yourself.

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Lack of insulation and air sealing in the area above the ceiling.
http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?...sulation_table
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:41 PM   #4
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I agree with both. I'm sitting here fuming in the sunroom fuming that professional builders who hire subcontractors don't inspect the work before allowing the walls to be sheet rocked. Since posting I have checked the six pot lights and their is air coming from them as well. Come summer I will drop the Sheetrock and inspect and insulate properly. If their is something I can't handle I will hire a reputable professional.
What insulation should be used?
Does anyone know a spray foam product a home owner can use if any?
Thanks again
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Not going to do any good if the rest of it is not insulated.
Around here we have to get an insulation inspection.
Those can lights were suppost to be IC air tight. if you remove the bulb and trim ring there should be a sticker up inside the fixture.
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I just dd my inspection and they do not have that ic sticker. The light bulbs were very cold.
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IC is, in contact, meaning it can be covered up with insulation.
You need something like this instead.
http://www.westsidewholesale.com/4-l...t-housing.html
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Ohh, ok. I will inspect further tomorrow. Than you joe. Havea good night.
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