I recently put up a ceiling fan and felt a lot of cool air coming around
the ceiling outlet. What is the best way to seal ceiling outlets? I
currently have 12" of blown in fiberglass. A friend suggested a cap to
go over the outlet but I have not been able to find one at lowes & home
Perhaps try a "real" building supply outlet? An electrical supply house
might have them too, call around.
If you can't find them you can always cut some regular 4 mil plastic
sheeting to rest over the box in the attic and duct tape it to the
sheetrock and then put the insulation back over it. If it's a ceiling
fan box there won't be any heat issues like there are with recessed
Did that with my fan ceiling boxes. The fit was loose in the drywall, so I
foamed the box around and over the top from the attic side then dropped the
Fiberglas insulation down over the wet foam and left. Worked well, needed a
little excess trimmed from underside of the ceiling so be sure to have a
drop cloth in place.
On Tue, 28 Nov 2006 23:57:22 -0500, email@example.com wrote:
I did this myself, went around fan boxes and made a igloo of expanding
foam around it, and once cured, moved the insulation back in.
It works for me, but then that is me. :)
tom @ www.Consolidated-Loans.info
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