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Old 02-16-2015, 10:57 PM   #1
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So i had a customer email me saying moisture is getting through these ic rated potlights. They are remodel airtight ic ones by Contrast. The house is pretty new also.

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Yep. I had a GC warn me this could happen. Now I believe him. I always blue boot them.
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AT is far from airtight. It looks like they have a lot of moisture in their attic and it's condensing on the fixture.

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Heat attracts moisture

Some products mitigate better than others, no product changes the laws of physics.

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Tis DOES indicate a bigger problem and it's not electrical - the customer has way too much humidity in his attic space. He probably needs a couple of whirlybirds installed. But that doesn't solve your problem...
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Put some insulation over the top of the fixture.
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I don't think the moisture is coming from the attic. What probably is happening is the fixture is becoming cold from the attic air then the moist air within the house is condensing on the cold fixture like a glass of ice water does.
Insulation around the fixture will keep it warm enough to prevent the condensation.
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Tis DOES indicate a bigger problem and it's not electrical - the customer has way too much humidity in his attic space. He probably needs a couple of whirlybirds installed. But that doesn't solve your problem...
We bare the blame for inadequate unaccommodating construction far too much imo 99

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So i had a customer email me saying moisture is getting through these ic rated potlights. They are remodel airtight ic ones by Contrast. The house is pretty new also.

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Clearly this potlight is leaking. Call the plumber.
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