insulation around boxes?


Old 03-27-03, 05:35 AM
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insulation around boxes?

I am in the middle of a basement refinishing - up to the installing the insulation portion.

When installing insulation between studs, what do you do around 1 or 2 gang electrical boxes? I did one batt to test-fit everything and simply cut a notch out of the insulation and slipped it around the box. Fits great, but was wondering if this is the 'correct' way to do it. (I have the insulation inspection coming up so I want to make sure it's done to code).

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Old 03-29-03, 05:15 AM
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Here's an illustrated article from Reader's Digest "The Family Handyman" magazine that might help you:
Check with your Building Inspection Department for all local codes, which vary from place to place.
Good Luck!
Old 03-30-03, 04:21 PM
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If you cut the insulation tight to the boxes, you will be fine, loose cuts, just add insultion to tighten it up. They usually don't give problems to that area as long as it neat and tightly installed.
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