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Before I mount the panel on the plywood, do I need a sheet of 5/8 fire board behind the plywood?

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Posted by: from Barrie
5/6/2014 at 1:05:20 PM

Fire separation.

I am upgrading a panel located in the garage of a home. The panel is on a wall connected to the home.

Before I mount the panel on the plywood, do I need a sheet of 5/8 fire board behind the plywood?

Thanks,

Steve

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Date/Time5/6/2014 at 2:09:35 PM

No, but you do need to take out a pemit with the Electrical Safety Authority.

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Date/Time5/6/2014 at 8:40:35 PM

Roman is correct,

If you are moving the location of the panel, you must get a permit to do so.

James Fram

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Date/Time5/7/2014 at 6:49:34 AM

Either upgrade or relocate, a permit is required for both.

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Date/Time5/12/2014 at 1:48:15 AM

That was a requirement many years ago...

On a rare occasion I still do it to space the panel out for cleaner offsets with conduit or spacing of large connectors.

Permit is required for all electrical work; and if you are not an EC (unless it is your own house) you can't do the work anyway.

Cheers

John

John Kuehnl-Cadwell

Master Electrician

Datawise Solutions Inc

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