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countryboy & others ic recessed lights retrofit info

Posted by energy_rater_la (My Page) on
Sun, Feb 20, 11 at 13:53

A client gave me a this info and a couple of covers for me to try out
here is the website
Tenmat Ltd
Model number FF130E
outside height 9"
outsid length 16"
outside width 14 1/2"

recessed cover is compatible with all kinds of insulation
including sprayed foam, mineral wool, fiber glass and blown in cellulose
For applications in fire rated ceilings (1&2 hour)
ise tenmat FF109 covers.

check it out as an alternative to air tight baffle inserts
or ice chest installs from in attic.
note that the approx cost is equal to air tight baffle
inserts, AND you still have to cut to fit at hanger bars & wireing. Personally, I'd caulk them in place and at cuts.

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RE: countryboy & others ic recessed lights retrofit info

forgot to add..use cfl's after retrofitting.

RE: countryboy & others ic recessed lights retrofit info

Yes this is a very good option for people who have codes or don't want to just foam in cheap foam beer coolers. I have to say this is a much better option for insurance purposes. Either way CFL's are highly recommended.

Thank you Energy and I did bookmark it just in case. I hate going back searching for something I have already seen or found.

For ANYONE with recessed lights that are not sealed I highly recommend these units energy posted or even the air sealing recessed light trim kits are becoming more affordable and you do not have to get in your attic. The trim kits still need some sealing where the tabs for the original socket go and where they meet the sheetrock might need some attention but at least you stay out of the attic.

Either way will make a noticeable difference in dust and efficiency.

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