08:14AM | 09/25/05
Member Since: 09/24/05
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Hi, I have an unfinished attic with cellulose insulation on the floor. We are about to lay down another layer of fiberglass insulation over that, since it's a little compressed.

All my research shows that all the electrical devices in the ceiling(floor of attic) should be 3" clear of any insulation. However, they are all completely covered with cellulose! Should I clear the cellulose away, or does the 3" rule only apply to fiberglass? The electrical outlets visible in the attic are white plastic. Thanks in advance for any answers?



04:45PM | 10/05/05
Member Since: 05/11/03
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There is no rule that I am aware of that requires insulation to be kept away from any electrical box, except some recessed cans. If you are talking about a standard ceiling box (like for a light fixture) you can cover right over it. Mr. Electric

Jim Simmons
WA State Master Electrician



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