I haven't had to airseal any can lights in several years. I have a client who has many can lights throughout his house and wants to have them airsealed and then insulated over. Several years ago I…Continue
"Sorry if I'm preaching to the choir but careful sealing up mobiles too tightly as they are sometimes too tight for any air sealing without added mechanical ventilation. Throw 4+ people and a couple of dogs in the mix and you have a mold issue…"
"There are different companies which provide the services of different types of seal coating. Whenever you are seaching for the seal coating service provider, always try to find the one who has experienced in this field. I heard about parking lot…"
"I should have been clearer. Although " I'd probably feel fairly safe with replacing existing incandescent bulbs with LEDs and then boxing and air sealing the can." I am not recommending this as a professional measure. I am…"
"Homeowner has already installed LEDs on vast majority of lighting in house and definitely all the can lights. I would only be installing the retrofits with the stipulation that incandescent never be put in the cans.
I was emailing with somebody from…"
"Non-IC rated can lights should never be air sealed or insulated over, even with a protective box or cover to keep the insulation away. Non-IC units are designed to ventilate and have no high-temperature-sensor cut-out switch as do IC-rated…"
"I haven't been a fan of (no pun intended) whole house fans for different reasons. Just recently I've been getting asked more and more by clients about having one installed and my recommendations. After getting more and more requests…"
"Just to verify, I'll be retrofitting existing can lights in an older home. I don't know how old the can lights are and there are likely 3 different generations of them. The safe assumption would be that most of them aren't IC rated.…"
"With the new LED flush mount can light on a normal electrical rough in box we just caulk the rough in box to the drywall and caulk the wire penetrating into the box and any knockouts closed. Or foam them in. Havent had any issues with…"
I haven't had to airseal any can lights in several years. I have a client who has many can lights throughout his house and wants to have them airsealed and then insulated over. Several years ago I would have just slapped some light covers over them and foamed them in place to airseal. While I'm looking at purchasing light covers such as the Insul-Lite - 10" x 10" x 12" they aren't too far apart in price from the can light LED retrofit units. My thought is it still considered best practice to…See More
"Unfortunately I don't have anything to add here but wanted to give this post a bump as I'm a BPI Building Analyst and I'm trying to learn more about what ERV/HRV can accomplish as well as their installation. For what it's worth…"
"I live in a smaller town and the saving grace is that the community is very energy efficiency/conservation minded. I currently only do audits but am looking to self perform for air sealing and insulation as I come from a WAP (Weatherization…"
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