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XPS behind Electrical Panel

Posted by the-tech-guy (My Page) on
Thu, Oct 20, 11 at 9:24

Can XPS be installed behind an electrical panel or are there regulations against that?

From October 17, 2011


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RE: XPS behind Electrical Panel

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


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RE: XPS behind Electrical Panel

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.


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RE: XPS behind Electrical Panel

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

thanks


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RE: XPS behind Electrical Panel

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

XPS is flammable and should be covered.


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RE: XPS behind Electrical Panel

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.


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