IC Rated 4" Recessed for Remodel Construction

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Old 02-19-06, 04:13 PM
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IC Rated 4" Recessed for Remodel Construction

Does anyone know of a good source for IC rated 4" line voltage remodel recessed lights? I was unaware my ceiling was insulated between the floors until I cut a hole! Now I am having trouble finding what I need. Thanks.

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Old 02-19-06, 07:47 PM
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You could try either HD or Lowes, but in my experience they don't have much of the IC remodels in the smaller sizes.

Code requires only a 3" clearance of combustables on the sides and 1/2" on the top. You could always reach in and clear around the hole.
 
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I have a similar situation, but am curious; what is considered a combustable in this situation. Is wood framing? Or is the combustable generally referring to the insulation?

Gotta love stupid questions.

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after some clarification on another thread, insulation should be kept 3" from all sides of the can. Other 'combustibles' would be considered anything else that could heat up dangerously, but basically it means wood joints or framing.

For the non-IC, all you need to do is make sure you have 1/2" from the top of the can to the subfloor above. And make sure you're in-between the joists. Then, pull away 3" of insulation all around the can, and you're good to go.
 
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A belated thank you to member "fuente" for the clarification.
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