Dmitri A Martin
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Square Recessed Lights
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Can anyone recommend a low cost method for dealing with square recessed lights?   We find them often in soffits above kitchen sinks on eave exterior walls. In our experience:There usually isn't…Continue

Tags: Sealing, Air, Lights, Recessed

Started this discussion. Last reply by Glen Gallo May 6.

Home Performance Demographics
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I own a small home performance business in Wisconsin. We have been fortunate to keep booked over the last 3 years by tapping into large contracts. As a result we have not had to spend much time on…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joshua Moore Mar 7.

Spray Foam Liability
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According to the EPA, exposures to spray foam's key ingredient, isocyanates, and…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bruce Navin Feb 14, 2012.

Ambient Combustable Gas
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I recently audited a home and found my gas leak detector (TIF 8800A) went off when I entered the home.  This was the first time I noticed it doing this happening on the homes I've tested to date. I…Continue

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Square Recessed Lights

Can anyone recommend a low cost method for dealing with square recessed lights?   We find them often in soffits above kitchen sinks on eave exterior walls. In our experience:There usually isn't enough head room to build a drywall or cement board box around them.The prefabricated covers don't leave enough clearance around the larger housings and the headroom factor often prevents sealing covers anyway.We've replaced the units with air-tight housings but they are expensive, often require new…See More
May 6
Glen Gallo replied to Dmitri A Martin's discussion Square Recessed Lights
"always hard to solve what you cannot see. I use a method which for lack of a better term I call a Popsicle in tight areas such as this. I cut a piece plywood or drywall wide enough to cover most of the hole but slim enough to get between rafters.…"
May 6
Dmitri A Martin replied to Dmitri A Martin's discussion Square Recessed Lights
"If it was my house, I'd be completely comfortable with the LED and insulating over the housing.  In fact, I'm debating offering it as a solution for clients so long as they are willing to accept the risk.  In this case, the days…"
May 5
Dmitri A Martin replied to Dmitri A Martin's discussion Square Recessed Lights
"That's our standard approach but it's just too difficult in the eaves with a 3/12 pitch roof."
May 5
Glen Gallo replied to Dmitri A Martin's discussion Square Recessed Lights
"This makes allot of sense access in those areas is always tight but if it could be done it makes everything easy. As I mentioned with sealing the light and you point out lack of the ability to insulate is an issue. I would not insulate around it,…"
May 5
Glen Gallo replied to Dmitri A Martin's discussion Square Recessed Lights
"agreed"
May 4
George J. Nesbitt replied to Dmitri A Martin's discussion Square Recessed Lights
"Can you create an air barrier (5/8" drywall or 1/2" ply) at the ceiling level? eliminating the soffit, and the need to air seal, baffel, and insulate around the fixture?"
May 4
Dmitri A Martin replied to Dmitri A Martin's discussion Square Recessed Lights
"I like your second idea although there is still a fire hazard potential if we insulate around the fixture and someone replaces the bulb in the future."
May 4
Glen Gallo replied to Dmitri A Martin's discussion Square Recessed Lights
"I don't think there is an easy answer for this. It might be cheaper to cut it out and replace with a can IC AT can and do the repair. The other idea which I do not even know if I would recommend it is to remove the trim cover remove the glass…"
May 4
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Square Recessed Lights

Can anyone recommend a low cost method for dealing with square recessed lights?   We find them often in soffits above kitchen sinks on eave exterior walls. In our experience:There usually isn't enough head room to build a drywall or cement board box around them.The prefabricated covers don't leave enough clearance around the larger housings and the headroom factor often prevents sealing covers anyway.We've replaced the units with air-tight housings but they are expensive, often require new…See More
May 2
Joshua Moore replied to Dmitri A Martin's discussion Home Performance Demographics
"Hi Dimitri, the Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance invested in a Market Study conducted by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy and the University of Cincinnati Economics Center to highlight the projected impact…"
Mar 7
tedkidd replied to Dmitri A Martin's discussion Home Performance Demographics
"You might want to contact Nate Adams, ESHP Ohio.  He has a marketing strategy that provides a steady stream of leads he converts to $750 comprehensive assessment/tailored workscope/detailed specification clients.  "
Feb 20
Eric Kjelshus replied to Dmitri A Martin's discussion Home Performance Demographics
"I spend $500 mo just on WEB things.   2% of gross total for just keeping the same  if you need to grow then up to 8% of gross,  Some feel if not 15% growth rate then will die.  Pay for click works but can spend $100 day easy.…"
Feb 14
Bijou Lulla replied to Dmitri A Martin's discussion Home Performance Demographics
"Thanks Eric for sharing your lead strategies; which web pages do you generally use for lead gen, what budget do you allocate every month for lead gen and what is the conversion ratio that you achieve.   Am setting up a lead gen site myself and…"
Feb 14
Eric Kjelshus replied to Dmitri A Martin's discussion Home Performance Demographics
"I have to market to my own data base.   One hot spot is LP gas prices -- its just under $5 gal.  running adds in papers is a waste of cash $780 lead call.  I have some luck with web pages, $34 lead call.  Yellow pages hits on…"
Feb 13
Bijou Lulla replied to Dmitri A Martin's discussion Home Performance Demographics
"Hello Dmitri, I am uploading some files for your review, these research papers give you a broad perspective on Consumer Behavior as regards to Energy Efficiency; hope it helps! I work in Marketing & Sales of RE projects; if you need any…"
Feb 13

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