Tolland, CT, US
Homeowner and DIY'er.
$125? I recently redid my kitchen and installed seven Cree CR6 LED's - $24.47 each at Home Depot. Self rimming - they jut go right into the can. Plenty bright enough. Color is the same as the incandescent under the range hood. Together with new cans (also from HD), it was under $40 each. My electrician initially balked at using anything from HD, but once he put them in he liked them just fine. (No, I don't work for HD. Just sharing the info.)
Thanks for the reply. If I read it right, you would NOT have a vb on the exterior side of the wall, so I'm guessing you would have a vb on the interior side, right? If so, it seems like the polyiso is what's wrong here, and not the plastic. That would jibe with what I learned in school.
I'm not a homebuilder - just a do-it-yourselfer. I don't understand the vapor barrier thing in this puzzle. I've always understood that a vb was needed on the INSIDE of a wall - otherwise moisture will condense within the fg insulation. So I thought the plastic was good. Can someone explain why this is not so?
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