Non IC can light protection
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Hi all,

Just put in some non ic 3" cans. I want to keep the insulation away and was wondering if a 5 gal bucket with the bottom cut off would work? The diameter of the bucket meets the 3" on all sides requirement. I am assuming if the insulation(blow in) is 3" away and won't burn then the plastic bucket won't either. Thoughts?

John
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  Re: Non IC can light protection by jcstudge (Hi all,[br][br]Just ...)
How about rings cut from sonotubes. I'm sure there is purpose built products.

However, the best answer is IC lights.
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  Re: Non IC can light protection by jcstudge (Hi all,[br][br]Just ...)
A bucket would probably be fine but why cut the bottom off. There are covers made but they are pricey. Some have made 5 sided boxes out of foam board as well.

I would have used ic cans as well but many of them still have more air leaks than I like. I usually tape up the leaks with aluminum tape. Also ic remodel cans are pricey unless you have a menards.
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  Re: Re: Non IC can light protection by Mr_Mike (How about rings cut ...)
Buckets are way cheaper than 12" sono tube. If someone gives me a compelling reason not to use buckets I will get a piece of sono tube.

You need to allow the lights to vent so the heat can't build up.

I should have gone with IC rated ones but these are what I have...

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