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Old 05-10-2010, 01:12 PM   #1
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housing for potlights in attic space.


I want to put potlights on the main ground in the ceiling. The attic is up their with insulation, i want to buy those metal housing boxes to put around the potlight in the attic to give the clearance of insulation close to the potlight.

I just wanted to know if i have to put some kind of vapour barrier or some seal around the housing to stop the air coming into the house?

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Old 05-10-2010, 02:42 PM   #2
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If you are growing pot in your attic, just smoke some of it and then you will not worry about air infiltration. OhÖ Recessed lighting, I get it. Sorry I canít help.

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Are you talking about recessed lighting like this?

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Just install IC rated housings. Your area may also require the housings to be air-tight also.
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ok, ill look for IC pot lights. Do they have those IC pot lights that are 3 or 3.5 inches in diameter?

Also, can i use that red tape to make a vapour barrier or air tight?

Thanks for the advice anyways.

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I use spray foam in a gun (better control) to insulate around the edges. The smallest I've seen is 4", why do you want smaller?
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housing for potlights in attic space.


i wanted smaller potlight diamters because the smaller ones look cosmetically nicer than the bigger ones.

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