Wiring receptacles with insulation

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Old 05-08-07, 01:16 PM
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Wiring receptacles with insulation

i am putting faced insulation on a wall that i am going to put receptacles on. should i run the wires in front of the insulation or behind it or does it matter.
 
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Typically, the cables and boxes are installed first in the stud wall then the insulation is installed over the cables. This makes it easier for both installers and minimizes cuts in the vapor barrier.
 
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Old 05-08-07, 01:48 PM
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Makes perfect sense, thanks.
 
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If run parallel to the studs, the wires need to be stapled to the middle of the stud face. These wires usually cause no problems with the insulation.

If run perpendicular and through to the studs, the wires need to run through the middle of the studs. Some people cut the insulation (from the non faced side) so that it encloses the wires.

Either way, install the wires first and then install the insulation.
 
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Old 05-08-07, 02:09 PM
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It will run through and i think its a good idea to cut the non faced side. Thanks.
 
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