XPS behind Electrical Panel

the-tech-guyOctober 20, 2011

Can XPS be installed behind an electrical panel or are there regulations against that? From October 17, 2011

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the-tech-guy

I plan on finishing that area because it sits in the main room. I plan on building walls around it with a door. From October 17, 2011

    Bookmark   October 20, 2011 at 9:58AM
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brickeyee

As long as the panel is correctly attached to the structure you can put XPS behind it.

You might want to add a layer of drywall between the panel and the insulation though.

    Bookmark   October 20, 2011 at 12:50PM
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the-tech-guy

I believe it is properly attached. What is the reason to put drywall between the XPS and panel?

thanks

    Bookmark   October 20, 2011 at 2:31PM
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brickeyee

"What is the reason to put drywall between the XPS and panel? "

XPS is flammable and should be covered.

    Bookmark   October 21, 2011 at 10:28AM
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worthy

The electrical panel installation in your photo would not be allowed in my jurisdiction. There would have to be drywall and solid plywood behind the panel and sufficient space on that ply/drywall backing to affix a single duplex outlet.

That's why it's important to check with your local authority before you add or change things.

    Bookmark   October 21, 2011 at 3:55PM
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