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Mijotter 11-20-2012 09:39 AM

Backerbox for Can Lights advice
 
So I am getting can lights installed in my Theater room and am planning on building backer boxes for them as i'm soundproofing this room. The space in my joist cavities is 9" high by 14" wide. Is this enough space to build said backer box for a 6" can light or would 4" be the only way to go. I'm doing at LEAST Double drywall + Green Glue for the ceiling and possibly furring channel/sound clips. Thanks.

joecaption 11-20-2012 09:43 AM

Make sure you install IC air tite cans.

Mijotter 11-20-2012 09:46 AM

Unfortunately the only IC 4" cans i found are very pricey compared to the 6" ones. Do you know if a backer box for a 6" can will fight within my joist cavities?


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