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#29566 - 09/19/03 04:43 PM OK To Insulate Around CB Panel In Wall?
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Registered: 05/29/02
Posts: 23
Loc: New York, New York
Is it OK to pack fiberglass batt insulation tightly around a CB panel in a wall? The rational for doing it in a particular application we have in mind is for sound insulation, not energy conservation. The panel is on an interior wall and sound travels pretty easily through these walls already.


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#29567 - 09/19/03 04:57 PM Re: OK To Insulate Around CB Panel In Wall?
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Registered: 01/05/03
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Loc: North Attleboro, MA USA
No problem, you can do this.

It is great that you care enough to ask about this.

As long as you are not covering the front of the panel all will be fine.

Bob Badger
Construction & Maintenance Electrician

#29568 - 09/19/03 05:01 PM Re: OK To Insulate Around CB Panel In Wall?
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Registered: 08/19/03
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Loc: West Jordan, Utah, USA
AC, I would advise that if you do this, make sure the insulation batts are unfaced. Unfaced insulation is actually an approved fireblocking material while faced batts pose a potential risk for flame spread.
Ryan Jackson,
Salt Lake City


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