DIY Home Improvement, Remodeling & Repair Forum > DIY Home Improvement > Electrical and Wiring > backboard for panel mounting

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-20-2012, 10:49 AM  
Junior Member
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Lucan , ON Canada, Ontario
Posts: 1
Default backboard for panel mounting

what type and thickness of plywood is recommended to use for the backboard when mounting a new electrical panel and is a piece of fire rated drywall required to be mounted between the panel and the plywood to act as a fire rated barrier?

p.s. or fyi this question is with respect to an installation in Canada?


djf4383 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2012, 04:20 PM  
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Welland, Ontario
Posts: 1,132
Liked 153 Times on 125 Posts
Likes Given: 5


Fire rated drywall is not required. They removed that from the code many years ago. I don't think the code specifies a thickness. As long as it is strong enough to support the panel you will be fine. I would use 3/4 though. It give better surface for staples etc.
JoeD is online now  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter DIY Home Repair Forum Replies Last Post
Television mounting bracket frofmy Carpentry and Woodworking 4 01-05-2012 01:15 AM
mounting a ceiling fan? Philphine Electrical and Wiring 1 08-28-2008 05:46 AM
Mounting a TV on the please.. deltafraternity General Home Improvement Discussion 1 10-23-2007 09:24 AM
Panel Mounting Question newdiyer Electrical and Wiring 1 03-14-2007 06:09 PM
LCD TV Mounting bhelton Electrical and Wiring 3 02-19-2007 05:13 AM

Newest Threads