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Old 06-17-2009, 08:35 AM   #1
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Vapor barier around IC box.. How to ??


I installed bazz bt 1200 IC boxes ( http://www.lightingexperts.ca/en/bul...lated-box.html ) in my kitchen ceiling which sits under a flat roof.

The ceiling is insulated and I now need to place a vapor barier over it, however I am not really sure what I am suppose to do around the IC boxes ?

Any tips would be appreciated? Thanx

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Old 06-17-2009, 08:46 AM   #2
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Dont know the product, but check instructions,I have seen similar wrapped with 6 mill poly or a preformed flex plastic weather proof box. Check instructions for HEAT build up and required breathing room....

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Old 06-17-2009, 09:05 AM   #3
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The only instructions it has are on the box it self.. It shows that it has to sit under the vapor barrier but i don't see how the vapor barrier will stretch out that much.. I assume i am suppose to wrap it in a vapor barrier before i install it ...

Look at the attached pic and see what you make of it.. Thanx
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just called the company and they said i have to purchase a vapor barrier that goes around the box... Blue in color, then the plastic tapes to that.... weird but am gonna look into it i guess..
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The blue is the flex plastic box I mentuioned. You will seal the edges to other poly to form the vapour proof barrier. May also require acuostic type sealant or caulking at wire penetrations again depending on your code
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