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Insulating Over/Around Wire?


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01-25-05, 01:47 PM   #1  
Insulating Over/Around Wire?

I'm finishing my basement and have the framing and rough electric up and inspections approved.. I now will insulate walls with R-13 and am wondering do I need to split the insulation blanket to cover both front/back of the electrical wiring running horizontally in the stud walls. Some have told me that I can just place the blanket in front of the wire...Not sure if one way is better or worse than the other and not sure if there is a code issue here..

Does anyone know??

 
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01-25-05, 06:11 PM   #2  
It is better to split the insulation to cover the front and back of the wires. You do this in order not to compress the insulation which will reduce its effectiveness.

 
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