Recessed lights & insulation


Old 05-10-04, 08:59 AM
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Question Recessed lights & insulation

I'm looking to install a recessed light above my shower. I've purchased the cannister and the light convering (which has been certified for showers). The instructions say that I need at least 3" of clearance between the cannister for the light and any insulation, otherwise it's a fire hazard. Should I just cut a chamber into the insulation inside the ceiling so that there's enough space/air around the cannister(which is just plain metal, I think aluminum)? Is that safe enough? should I build some sort of box/casing around the cannister? Should I get some other type of cannister made to cozy up to insulation? WHat are my best options here?

Thanks for any help,
Ed H.
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Old 05-10-04, 10:05 AM
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You must follow the instruction and keep the insulation clear. I ould reccommend you replace the fixture with on that is rated for contact with insulation.

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