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Old 01-02-2012, 01:44 PM   #1
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I'll be re instillation my attic this year and was wondering on how can I prevent the wind from going through them. Am I able to put installation over them or some type of cover for them?

Change of the subject for a second too:
My attic ladder in the hall way, how can I stop the wind from coming through that too.

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First thing I would do, is straighten out that rats nest of romex. Then I would use DAP foam in the can to seal around the edge of the can and the roof, but do not do it, until you get a shop-vac up there to clean up all the dirt and dust around them. They make roxwool covers that go over the cans also. Also make sure that you foam or caulk around all places that piping and wiring enters the attic space, then after that, get it the space insulated.

Let me guess though, right now when it snows if you are in the snow belt, your house along with a few others have no sign of snow on the roof whatsoever.

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Thanks for the help will check it out about the covers.

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shop-vac up there to clean up all the dirt and dust around them.
I know about the dust and crap up there. Just had my roof done this year.

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Let me guess though, right now when it snows if you are in the snow belt, your house along with a few others have no sign of snow on the roof whatsoever.
And about the snow YES I do have snow on my roof. Im not loosen any heat from the lights. It's just on cold windy days I can feel the wind come rite through them.
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I'll be re instillation my attic this year and was wondering on how can I prevent the wind from going through them. Am I able to put installation over them or some type of cover for them?

Change of the subject for a second too:
My attic ladder in the hall way, how can I stop the wind from coming through that too.

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That looks like a non-IC can to me. Keep insulation at least 3" away from it.
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on that attic ceiling stairs drafting cut out a piece of 3/4 plywood to fit into the opening it will be a PITA to lift going up the stairs when going up for the winter but it's worth it
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Also, the clamp where the two cables enter the light is missing the piece that makes it a clamp. That should be replaced.

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