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recessed lighting and insulation

Posted by Jim at HDepot on November 20th, 2002 11:23 PM
In reply to recess lighting by sue on November 11th, 2002 06:36 AM [Go to top of thread]

"Question - can there be a fire hazard from throwing the insulation back over it (the housing)?"

Answer: YES!!! Get back up there and remove the insulation! The installer had a good reason for keeping it back: unless a housing is rated "IC" for insulation-compatible, the insulation must be kept back usually about 3" from the can. There is a very real fire hazard with insulation touching non-IC cans. Correct this immediately.

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