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Old 06-28-2014, 09:22 AM   #16
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Or just get rid of the leaky recessed cans all together and so you don't have that to deal with and put in some nice surface mount fixtures.

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I have always used foil tape and spend about 6 or 7 minutes on each one covering all "airtight" seams, rivets and anything else that could leak.
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Use ICAT (insulation contact air tight) fixtures or build boxes. As WOW suggested, building boxes isnt a terrible idea even on those. Are you looking for any rebates from local energy-efficiency programs on this work? If so, check with them on the specs that they require. For instance, here in my area the boxes must be constructed of cement board, drywall will not fly.
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So are you using rafters for 2 sides then Sheetrock for top and other 2 sides? Or making complete Box?
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Depends on the layout of the home and if they are using trusses.

We usually build the whole box.
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+1. Generally building a whole box.
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+1. Generally building a whole box.

Tape and float pieces together?
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We pin and glue them together and then cover the seams with foam from the exterior.
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