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Recessed Light Close to Roof


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12-16-03, 06:00 AM   #1  
Recessed Light Close to Roof

Hi:

A previous owner had installed a recessed light in a shower on the second floor of our house. In the attic, I see that the distance between the can light and the roof is about 2 inches. I'm sure that heat from this light is melting the snow on the roof and presenting a potential ice-damn problem. What can I place above the can light to prevent my problem?

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12-16-03, 06:59 AM   #2  
The best type is a low voltage light designed for showers. If you search the web for one, you will find a lot of them.

 
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12-16-03, 07:15 AM   #3  
Good alternative. I'll give it a try.

 
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12-25-03, 10:35 AM   #4  
You might start by watching for the behavior. If that spot remains snow-free while snow is everywhere else you do have a potential problem.


You could take a cue from triple-wall pipe and install an aluminum sheet that is 'stood-off' from the underside of the roof. The light fixture's heat would warm up the aluminum and the air gap would keep it from heating the roof.


And don't forget a flourescent screw-in for that fixture.

 
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