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Mastic tape to seal the housing to the sheetrock?

Posted by janesylvia (My Page) on
Tue, Mar 19, 13 at 4:11

My contractor installed 12 CREE CR6 recessed lights. He did not seal the housing to the sheetrock. Is it necessary to do that with mastic tape?

Thank you very much.

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RE: Mastic tape to seal the housing to the sheetrock?

Not really necessary, although some have put a bead of caulk around the circumference.
Assuming a title 24 style installation
The housing would typically be in direct contact with insulation (in CA).
The tape adhesive degrades over time anyway..

RE: Mastic tape to seal the housing to the sheetrock?

Thank you very much, David.

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