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Has anyone ever seen can lights installed in a garage? Saw themn on an inspection Friday. They were missing the trim rings and had rough cut openings in the drywall the rings would have covered. Do these comply with firewall requirements? Thanks

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As long as there is no living space above the garage I don't see any issues.

If there is living space, I don't know how that works for the fire rating.

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If they are in the fire rated wall or ceiling, no.
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scotbaker wrote:If they are in the fire rated wall or ceiling, no.

Space above was attic with insulation. 1/2" drywall. So these have to go. Thanks,

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They "have to go"? I thought you said there was attic space above the garage?

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SheehanThomson wrote:They "have to go"? I thought you said there was attic space above the garage?

OK, sorry for confusion, but just so I'm clear. The lights are in a drywalled ceiling with an insulated attic space above. They have very roughed in openings with no trim rings. There is exposed framing around some of the cans. Are they allowed if there are trim rings installed or is it still a firewall breach?

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A fire rated can light maybe?
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