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Old 12-04-2018, 07:40 AM   #16
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Why put up a recessed light? How about a low profile LED? The recessed light is just going to be a hole for air to leak through.
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Why put up a recessed light? How about a low profile LED? The recessed light is just going to be a hole for air to leak through.

We'd like all of our trims to match in the kitchen. The low-profile LEDs have a much wider trim. I'll be sealing any holes in the recessed light with aluminum foil tape.
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you could also tape a garbage bag around the hole, then when ready reach up through the bag and pull the cover off. Everything will fall into the bag and you can reuse it.

You said access was tight up in the attic, but how about using a lightweight plastic rake to reach in close and get the insulation back in place after you are done?
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you could also tape a garbage bag around the hole, then when ready reach up through the bag and pull the cover off. Everything will fall into the bag and you can reuse it.

You said access was tight up in the attic, but how about using a lightweight plastic rake to reach in close and get the insulation back in place after you are done?

The insulation project is finished, so crawling all the way to back to where the light is would require me to disturb 15 inches insulation and ruin it's R-value. Also, the soffit drops down and getting my little rake back there wouldn't be reachable.
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If your concern is basically how do you insulate around your new IC can, and you can't get into the attic.... just wrap and tape or glue fiberglass insulation to the can before installing.No...?????
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I can only imagine that it is filled to top! I had to stop the insulation blower at one point cuz I thought that paper cover had blown out as that area was taking a long time to fill up!!Thankfully it wasn’t.
Hmm, I think this could be messy by time you get it.
I might try wiring it up leave the paper there and just push the unit thru the paper and just keep pushing and wiggling it till you get it there.
Thanks, Nealtw! I heeded your advice and got the light up in there! Had to do it twice cuz all the for I used to get it up there some how caused the hotwire to pop out of wire nut😡. The piece of drywall wasn’t able to fit as flush as I hoped, but I’ll take what I got!

Thanks, everyone, for the speedy replies and suggestions!

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