Framing around electric panel and window

Old 12-03-13, 10:49 AM
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Framing around electric panel and window

I'm getting ready to start framing my basement to put up drywall. I have most things planned out already, but I'm not sure how to handle my electric panel/window. I've attached a picture with the location of the electric panel and window. I was hoping to leave the panel in its current place with an access door. Does anyone have a recommendation on how I should frame around these?

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Old 12-03-13, 02:08 PM
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You could frame it out and install a cabinet like door to hide the panel.
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Once your wall is framed about 1" from the cmu, and a finish (sheetrock) is applied it will just about be flush with your box cover. Can't really see the right side of the panel to see how framing would affect that edge.
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Thanks for the responses. If the sheetrock is flush with the panel that would be perfect. Here is a picture of the other side of the panel.

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Do you think the wires coming out of the left side of the panel will cause me any problems for framing the window?
Old 12-03-13, 06:33 PM
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Maybe. You might be able to relocate them to the top. I hate when people come out of the side of a panel!
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Old 12-03-13, 07:15 PM
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Just notch the back of the stud and place it over the cables. No need to relocate them.

You will need to maintain a refrigerator sized box area in front of the panel as a work zone.

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