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




Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-20-2012, 09:49 AM  
djf4383
Junior Member
registry_dropdown_25727_68291
 
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?

Don


djf4383 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2012, 03:20 PM  
JoeD
Contractor
registry_dropdown_728_68310
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Welland, Ontario
Posts: 1,076
Liked 130 Times on 106 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

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 offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


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 12:15 AM
mounting a ceiling fan? Philphine Electrical and Wiring 1 08-28-2008 05:46 AM
Mounting a TV on the wall...help 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 04:13 AM

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS