Insulation around panel box in garage

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Old 09-15-19, 10:40 PM
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Insulation around panel box in garage

I'm in the process of insulating and drywalling my garage. I'm just wondering if there is any reason I shouldn't insulate the bay with the panel box. Above the box, with all the wires coming in, I think I'll just leave as is - would be a pain to pack insulation around the wires. But is insulating below the box OK?
 
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Old 09-16-19, 07:07 AM
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Insulation above and below is fine. A pain to stuff in there, but it is fine and not against any code.

You could do some spray foam in and around the wires to be easier or if there is enough space (and my preferred method), would be to install ridged foam board over the wires, vapor barrier the whole wall as normal and drywall. This way you can remove the ridge foam piece over the wires if there is ever a need to add more or access them.
 
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Alright, cool. Thanks Mike!
 
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