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Old 06-04-2010, 08:14 PM   #16
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plastic boxes aren't code in canada yet. Home depot does carry them but as the previous poster said they cost a mint. We use plastic and metal boxes more in the commercial/construction sector but given the choice between the two i still prefer good old solid metal
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Old 06-04-2010, 09:26 PM   #17
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If you are woried about the vapor barier, get a can of expanding foam (or has it been outlawed in Canada? I was hearing something about offgassing a while back)
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Old 06-04-2010, 10:12 PM   #18
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I don't recall anything about it being outlawed. What I usually do is just tape up whatever I damage with red tape. I could also add foam around where the box will go.

Or, just fill the whole box with foam! I'm sure an inspector would love that one.
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Or, just fill the whole box with foam! I'm sure an inspector would love that one.
I actually did that once.

some oldschool wiring were the insulation was crumbling when it got moved.

I figured that it would be the perfect way to keep it from moving
I was woried about the vibrations from a nearby ceiling fan.

I would have just rerun the wire, but I couldn't get to it all without a major remodel of the house.
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There are plastic vapour barriers for boxes. You could run the wires into it and put the box into it also.

http://www.homedepot.ca/webapp/wcs/s...k=P_PartNumber

Home Depot / Canadian Tire both have them.

You can then red tape them to your existing vapour barrier.

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