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Old 06-11-2007, 09:16 AM   #1
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My fuse panel is located in my family room, not in the garage. Its covered by an access door. Problem is, there is no insulation and there are crazy drafts in the winter. I am remodelling the whole room and I'd like to address the issue now. I'm not sure what the best way to insulate would be now that the service panel and everything is already in place. One thought I had was to build the door out from the wall a couple inches and insultating the back of the door, but I'd like other/better suggestions.
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Are the two pictures meant the same object? just find them so different... I suppose you meant once the access door open, there are some space inside which shows the first picture.... if that is the case... I would think something like insulating the access door... just treat the electrical panel like a cold room have a very good insulated access door....

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Old 06-11-2007, 04:30 PM   #3
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I would have to build the opening out a couple of inches to so, right now the door closes to within a 1/4" of the panel. Yes they are the same picture, one of the door closed before I tore down the wall and one after. I am also wondering if there is anything safe to use on certain spots inside to insulate like around the areas where cables and such come in.
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.... I am also wondering if there is anything safe to use on certain spots inside to insulate like around the areas where cables and such come in.
Yes, regular old batt insulation - like what is around that area. If there were a flammability issue with insulation around electrical wiring, it would not be allowed anywhere in a home.
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Yes, regular old batt insulation - like what is around that area. If there were a flammability issue with insulation around electrical wiring, it would not be allowed anywhere in a home.
Cool. Thanks. I realize there is no real flammability issue, but wasn't sure if there were codes against having anything at all in those areas like that. Or maybe against concealing wires in a service panel area or something.
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Before you put in batts, use some spray foam to close up any drafty spots. Insulation is pretty useless if there is wind blowing through it.

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