Order of assembly

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Old 12-04-06, 07:54 AM
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Order of assembly

Is there a preference or code as to which is installed first, insulation or wiring?I would think wiring first would be easiest. You could just slit the insulation to fit around/over the wires.

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Old 12-04-06, 07:57 AM
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The choice is yours, but usually the cables are run first. It's hard to work around the vapor barrier of the insulation.
 
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Old 12-04-06, 08:45 AM
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Additionally, since I just know your work has been permitted.... the inspector will want to see the wiring prior to the insulation work.
 
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Old 12-04-06, 09:50 AM
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Additionally, since I just know your work has been permitted.... the inspector will want to see the wiring prior to the insulation work.
In fact I did pull a permit. It's a whole house remodel in a small town, hard to hide it. Best $15 I ever spent. I think I know just enough to be dangerous, but I also know enough to get my work inspected.
 
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Old 12-04-06, 11:00 AM
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The local inspector here told me that this is the best order of rough inspections:

1. Plumbing & heating: Because waste pipes have to be installed so gravity does its job, and framing must sometimes be redone to accommodate pipes and ducts
2. Electrical: Because it must be threaded around the plumbing
3. Framing: So that all changes necessary for plumbing and electrical are inspected

Not that it always works out that way.
 
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Old 12-04-06, 11:44 AM
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That's interesting - and says a lot about different locales.... I've permitted numerous jobs in the past - and without exception it begins with framing, followed by either rough electrical or plumbing (though the three can be simultaneous) - followed by insulation/fire blocking - followed by drywall (they've counted the screws/nails and measured the spacing) - followed by final electrical/plumbing.

Glad to hear you're permitted.... and, you're right - it's the best $15 you'll spend on the project - if for nothing but peace of mind. Good for you!
 
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Thezster, Yep, thats the norm here aswell. Just don't think about running wires untill, the shingles,windows,doors and sheathing are in place (some areas siding). Then you get the "hurry up".
 
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