Recessed can installed close to stud

Jean BoFebruary 3, 2009

We installed a recessed 3" H36rtat line voltage can with 50 watt bulb and it is really close to the attic framing. They are rated no contact with insulation with in 3" but what about this framing? Can we put some kind of heat shield on the framing. Or should we just move the can. It is in a really tight area in the attic and hard to work up there.

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texasredhead

As long as there is room to install the can, its proximity to a stud is not a problem. I am speaking as an electrician who has installed more cans than I can count.

    Bookmark   February 3, 2009 at 9:36AM
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dim4fun

(1) Non-Type IC. A recessed luminaire that is not identified for contact with insulation shall have all recessed parts spaced not less than 13 mm (1/2 in.) from combustible materials. The points of support and the trim finishing off the opening in the ceiling or wall surface shall be permitted to be in contact with combustible materials.
(2) Type IC. A recessed luminaire that is identified for contact with insulation, Type IC, shall be permitted to be in contact with combustible materials at recessed parts, points of support, and portions passing through or finishing off the opening in the building structure.

    Bookmark   February 3, 2009 at 10:45AM
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Jean Bo

Thank you all so much we shall move forward. ; )

    Bookmark   February 4, 2009 at 12:00AM
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texasredhead

dim4fun, what are you quoting?

    Bookmark   February 5, 2009 at 5:25PM
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dim4fun

NEC 410.66 in 1999 through 2005. It was moved to 410.116 in the 2008.

    Bookmark   February 5, 2009 at 6:57PM
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