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Old 04-25-2010, 07:25 AM   #1
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I am planning to put 2 non-IC recessed lights in my shower. They will be very close (< 1") to the trap from my upstairs tub. Is this ok?

Also, do they make low profile can lights that are less than 3.5" tall? Thanks.

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If it would make you feel better, I'd put IC in.

The lowest profile cans I've seen are about 5 1/2" high. These were commercial fixtures for four pin fluorescent lights.

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If it would make you feel better, I'd put IC in.

The lowest profile cans I've seen are about 5 1/2" high. These were commercial fixtures for four pin fluorescent lights.

here is a link that shows a 4" line voltage and a 2" low voltage. I think that 4" is about the shortest I have ever seen for line voltage lights.

I don't know if any of those lights are acceptable in a shower though. Obviously you will need an appropriate trim for wet locations.
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Is there any type of heat shield I can put on the pipe to reflect it elsewhere?

I have very little vertical room to install this light, i think the only way I can get it in is to use an old-work light and mount it to the drywall later. The ones that have bars extending to two joists would hit the plumbing.
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Just passed rough inspection.

I asked the inspector about the can lights - he said you only have to be 1/2" from PVC. That seems kind of close to me. He said if I was worried I could wrap header tape (auto part) around the pipe. It's used to repel heat from plastic parts in cars apparently.
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This is the stuff I bought. I wrapped around the PVC pipe, kind of expensive ($15 for a square foot) but worth it for the peace of mind:

http://www.napaonline.com/Search/Det...081_0006560691

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PVC melts at 75C, which is too hot to touch.

I doubt that the surface of this can gets that hot, but even if it does you've got an air space between the can and the pipe.
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True. The inspector said i only need 1/2", I just did this as a precaution.

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