"Sealing" can lights in 2nd floor ceiling (to attic)?

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  1. Apr 24, 2009 #1

    drussell15

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    Heard that you can reduce cooling and heat leakage by sealing can lights in your 2nd floor ceiling. What's the best way to do that? I could lift the ring from the ceiling and caulk under that, but not sure that's the way to go. Any ideas?
     
  2. Apr 25, 2009 #2

    DaveyDIY

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    If you are looking to add insulation then they need to be IC rated
    Usually a gasket i sused on the trim rings
    But of the can isn't sealed above sealing the trim ring won't do much
    IF it is an open ring & does not have glass on it
     
  3. Apr 25, 2009 #3

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    I'll check to see if the cans are IC rated. I hope they are - they are covered with cellulose insulation in the attic.

    Do you buy the gaskets?
     
  4. Apr 26, 2009 #4

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    I would think they seel the gaskets seperate
    The only one I have with a gasket is for the steam shower
     

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