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Re: Lets plan a theater space
AAAA #409883 01/29/15 03:58 PM
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Well my townhome room was a total afterthought and is really not insulated very well at all so it could be a lot of different things. I will try the foam insulation around the box and the weather stripping on the door. Hope its that easy...


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Re: Lets plan a theater space
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Spray foam is a terrible idea on a panel. For a million reasons. My panel is in the corner of my room too. It isnt the builder who decides its the utility company.

Is the panel flush mount or recessed in the wall? For flush mount put neoprene weather stripping around the door cover. No more rattles.

For recessed, build a door for the whole thing flush with the wall that meets these criteria:

Must be identified as covering the panel so anyone can locate it to turn breakers off. Must not be locked ever.

Must have a clear unobstructed work area of no less than 1m once the cover is open. More is obviously better.

Must be of a material appropriate for concealing electrical equipment. Ie fire rated.

Its really a good idea to have your GC ask the inspector what will fly in your area.

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^ Hope you see this before its too late. ^

Spray foam is extremely flammable. A fault in your panel would cause big fire concerns. The best thing to put in direct contact with a panel is nothing at all. Failing that I would do roxul. It wont burn under a direct flame and can be removed if necessary.

Spray foam also makes maintenence or future wiring impossible.

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AAAA #409886 01/29/15 04:26 PM
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It is recessed into the wall. I see where you are going with this, Thanks.


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smile Hope I didnt sound too harsh. An inspector would freak if they saw it. laugh

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AAAA #409888 01/29/15 04:37 PM
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Im a big boy!

Just saw your second note about the spray foam being flammable! WOW. Good catch. I will try the Roxul. As far as the door do I remove the metal door all together and place an approved decorative door over the entire panel or leave the metal door on the panel as well as adding the decorative door?

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Originally Posted By: Serenity_Now
SNOW DAY across the Island!

Almost bulletproof for Chess! laugh


Almost isn't good enough.
Step up the effort already!


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Re: Lets plan a theater space
AAAA #409893 01/29/15 06:49 PM
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Receivers:

YAMAHA
RX-A3030 9.2 Network AVENTAGE AV Receiver Airplay

OR

DENON AVR-4520CI Denon's Flagship Home Theater Receiver 150wpc

Powering Epic Grand Master - 350 Home Theater System 7.2

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Originally Posted By: Serenity_Now
^ Hope you see this before its too late. ^

Spray foam is extremely flammable. A fault in your panel would cause big fire concerns. The best thing to put in direct contact with a panel is nothing at all. Failing that I would do roxul. It wont burn under a direct flame and can be removed if necessary.

Spray foam also makes maintenence or future wiring impossible.


Exactly. No insulation inside the box at all. If it is mounted like most boxes, it shouldn't need anything around the outside as it should be solid an secure to at least 1 stud, and somehow tied in to a 2nd stud, which wouldn't be where the vibration is coming from anyway since they should be solid.

I still say it is the door rattling, but I am not there to actually hear it.


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Re: Lets plan a theater space
Aaron75 #409901 01/29/15 07:57 PM
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Originally Posted By: Aaron75
Receivers:

YAMAHA
RX-A3030 9.2 Network AVENTAGE AV Receiver Airplay

OR

DENON AVR-4520CI Denon's Flagship Home Theater Receiver 150wpc

Powering Epic Grand Master - 350 Home Theater System 7.2



I vote Yamaha 3040. It does Atmos.




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