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Old 05-30-2009, 07:48 AM   #1
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Blown in insulation over junction box?


I have a couple of junction boxes on top of the floor joists in the attic as well as a couple of ceiling fan boxes. Can I blow in insulation directly over top of these or do I need to keep it clear for heat buildup reasons?

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Blow away.

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Old 05-31-2009, 08:22 PM   #3
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Does it matter that the insulation is the recycled paper type?
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blow away, not a bad idea to throw a stick in to future locate the j-boxes though. you know, for the next guy.
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blow away, not a bad idea to throw a stick in to future locate the j-boxes though. you know, for the next guy.
So true. I know a guy that uses caution marking paint. Just sprays a spot over the insulation where the box is. How effective, I don't know. But better than no indicator.

The electricians are usually long gone before the insulation arrives.
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