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Most current can light air sealing best practices?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Denise Curtis Sep 7. 6 Replies

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

 

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Denise Curtis replied to Robin Henry's discussion Most current can light air sealing best practices?
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Tom Wilson replied to Robin Henry's discussion Most current can light air sealing best practices?
"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…"
Aug 27
Robin Henry replied to Robin Henry's discussion Most current can light air sealing best practices?
"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…"
Aug 27
Tom Wilson replied to Robin Henry's discussion Most current can light air sealing best practices?
"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…"
Aug 27
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Robin Henry replied to Robin Henry's discussion Most current can light air sealing best practices?
"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.…"
Aug 26
Daniel Baur-McGuire replied to Robin Henry's discussion Most current can light air sealing best practices?
"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…"
Aug 26
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Most current can light air sealing best practices?

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
Aug 23
Robin Henry replied to David Wentling's discussion ERV recommendations
"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…"
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Robin Henry replied to Rob Madden's discussion Where is the money in energy auditing / home rating?
"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…"
Jun 13
Robin Henry replied to Brandon Price's discussion For Sale: Minneapolis Blower Door, Duct Blaster and 2xDG-700. in the group Energy Auditing Equipment for Sale, Trade or to Purchase
"I'm potentially interested in the weatherstripping, sweeps, caulk, etc. Could you reply with more info for those to pinnaclebp@gmail.com please? Thanks"
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