Wiring and Insulation

Discussion in 'Electrical Forum discussion & Blog' started by ScottTENN, Feb 24, 2009.

  1. ScottTENN

    ScottTENN New Member

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    When putting in batt insulation is it best to leave the wires in the wall in front of the insulation or behind?

    If in front then they can be accessed if the need was ever then, but the wire is then susceptible to nails for hanging pictures.

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  2. jbfan74

    jbfan74 Electrical Contractor

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    I split the batts over the wire. Some in front and some in back.
     
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  4. Chris75

    Chris75 Electrician

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    I believe by building code you must split the insulation.
     
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