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Old 04-14-2010, 06:12 AM   #1
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I had an electrician install some ic rated recessed cans for me in an area that needs to be insulated. He said the type of cans he installed were fine for insulated area's. Well, when I went to replace the insualtion, I noticed the cans were labeled IC , but a sticker said NOT to put insulation within 3 inches of the housing?? What's the deal? The area is an outside overhang and has water lines running through the floor joists so it needs insulation. I thought I would be able to put insulation all over/around the recessed cans because the water lines are above?? Confused.

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Do you have a MFG/model number of the cans ?

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I can't explain the contradictory labeling, but you could use non-flammable insulation products around the cans to be safe.

Dow makes a "great stuff" foam in a can product designed as a fire block and you can use rockwool in place of typical fiberglass around the bats.

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I called Progress Lighting and asked about the label. They said these type cans were rated as IC or Non -IC, and I could put insulation all around the cans and to just pull off the labels. But, good point Rory about the Dow product. Don't know where I would find rockwool??
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Note that most of the "great stuff" is not fire block suitable. Only one type is. I realize my post could have been more clear.

I can get rock wool or mineral wool from my local, non home depot, builder supply yard.

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