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my handyman said my recessed lights ( not halogen or led) are rated zero tolerance and are safe to cover with insulation..is this true??

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MJ, First, I Apologize For The Delay In Getting Back To You, I Was Injured A Few Weeks Ago and Have Been Away From My Computer.  Now, You Might Want To Ask Someone Else, (Even At LOWES or HOME DEPOT Lighting Depts.) But There Is A UL Rating Just Inside The Recessed Light.  It Tells MAXIMUM BULB Wattage Using Different BULB Types.  They Make 2 Different Recessed Lights Basically.  1 For CONTACT With Insulation (It Is Insulated Itself) and The Other Needs To Have The Insulation Kept Away From It.  I Don't Remember The Specific Listing you Are Looking For.  Sorry I Could Not Be Of More Help, Kevin

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General To Advanced Home Repair & Remodeling. Electrical, Plumbing & Trim Are My Specialty. I.E. "Why Won't My 3 Way Switch Work From 2 Locations?" The Normal Mistakes Are Misplacement of The Travelers & Commons. People Adding A 3 Way Dimmer Usually Use A Different Manufacturer and The Travelers Are Located In Different Places. General Plumbing Questions About Dishwasher Connections, Icemaker Connections, Drains Ect. Trim Work Could Be Anything From Building A Bookcase To Installing A Shelf in A Closet. Please Read Experience For More Information!

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I Have Been Around Residental Construction Since I Was about 7 Years Old. Owned My Own Electrical Construction Co. Until I Was Hurt In The Mid 90's. I Have Done REMODEL Work, ROOM ADDITIONS, ROOFING, PLUMBING, TRIM Carpentry, and Lots Of RESIDENTIAL ELECTRICAL Work, Including Some COMMERCIAL ELECTRICAL and OFFICE Remodeling. I Would Love To Be Able To Share My Knowledge With Others & Enjoy Fixing Problems. Thanx, Kevin P.S. I Know It Is No Grammically Correct To Capitalize Everything, But It Is A Habit. I Can Still Type 30 + WPM Using My Pinky On The Shift Key!

Organizations
Besides Have My LIFETIME OSHA Card, I Belong To HANDYMAN CLUB of AMERICA, Both Are Pretty Much No Brainers. No UNIONS, Clubs, Or Professional Organizations. However I Have Been Trained To Teach ADULT READING Using Phonics, That, I Know, Is An Unrelated Topic.

Publications
I Was On The YEARBOOK & NEWSPAPER Staff In High School. (I'm Sure That Doesn't Count)..lol

Education/Credentials
I Have A High School Diploma, In Addition, I Have Been To School For Special Lighting, Telephone & Sound Systems. LUTRON Lighting Co. Allentown PA. 1995 SQUARE D Co. (ELAN Home Electronics) 1994 nccer Member (National Center For Construction Education and Research) 2008 OSHA #002413256 Construction Safety & Health (10 Hour Course) WV Adult Dept of Eduction Diploma In Wood Mill & Cabinetry 2008 20 + Years Experience of Hands On Construction Work

Awards and Honors
I Have Plaques From, LUTRON, & SQUARE D, As Well As My Diploma's. No Specific Awards Since Maybe In High School.

Past/Present Clients
If You Would Like To Check My Honesty & Character Just Look On EBAY. I Sell On EBAY For A Living, I Should Say My Wife An I Make That Little Extra To Make Ends Meet on EBAY. Seller Name Is BuddyStuff4U. You Can See What I Sell, My Communications Ability & Read My FEEDBACK From EBAY Customers.

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