recessed lighting? no thank you

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some recessed lighting is absolutely horrendous in design
have notice some that are ic rated (supposedly okay to come in contact with insulation) yet they have: - holes in the housing (fiberglass dust, carcinogenic, from the attic can pass right through them, as well as other types of harmful to human dust which accumulates in attics) - fiberglass placed INSIDE the housing (exposed to the interior of the home) by the manufacturer
few would cut a hole in their ceilings to allow air flow from the attic to enter the house, yet this is what is done when some recessed lights are installed
supposedly even the air tight recessed housings are not 100% air tight between the living area and the attic
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Effi,
You need to get some counseling. Your constant harping about cancer and cancer causing materials has become worrisome.
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The single biggest cause of cancer is stress from worrying about it.
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stick to sailing...
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Stick to wailing
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plonk!
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And the sooner, the better!
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bubble boy is back :)

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plonk!

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On 1/26/2005 1:53 PM US(ET), effi took fingers to keys, and typed the following:

Can I be plonked too? I want to be in the majority.

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On 1/26/2005 2:17 PM US(ET), effi took fingers to keys, and typed the following:

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Totally useless post. Oh, my reply is
"incorrect".
My reply is also useless.
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I'm honored !!!
btw, does plonking cause cancer???
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On 1/26/2005 3:21 PM US(ET), bill a took fingers to keys, and typed the following:

Definitely. Everything causes cancer, if exposed to or given enough. If you get 'plonked' too many times, you will get cancer.

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wrote:

Yea, according the Surgeon General.

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effi wrote:

Should there not be a vapour barrier anywhere there is thermal insulation, such as the ceiling under an attic? Even IC-rated devices do not provide a vapour barrier, but are supposed to be compatible with one when properly installed. (Possibly you need to get a specific vapour barrier that matches the fixture.) The vapour barrier would keep insulation where it belongs.
Having said that, currently legal insulation is not ("yet" you might add) officially recognized to be carcinogenic. Current code cannot protect us from hazards that are not yet identified and accepted as such by authorities. Not to say that I much like recessed lights.
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not in humid areas

recessed lights must have 3" of space between them and insulation horizontally
above them there is to be nothing so the heat can dissipate upwards
per national electric code in the usa

recheck california, you have a surprise looming on the horizon ; )

current code is based on profits; fads start in california which recognizes fiberglass is a "potential carcinogen"
reality is that fiberglass *is* carcinogenic, and reality is a bitch

i'm with ya on that one

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Reality is that everything is regarded as a carcinogenic in California
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