SIP (Structural Insulated Panel) And Baseboard Gap Question

 
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Old 09-23-2017, 08:11 PM   #1
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SIP (Structural Insulated Panel) And Baseboard Gap Question


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I am curious if there are any pro's here who have done a SIP job and have ever held sheets up at the baseboard to leave an electrical chase. The SIPs are OSB-EPS-OSB and normally there are electrical chases on the inside done at the time of fabrication. Just curious if anyone has ever seen this detail done in the field as a strategy to create a wire chase.

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Old 09-23-2017, 09:16 PM   #2
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Re: SIP (Structural Insulated Panel) And Baseboard Gap Question


usually there is a plate that the panel bottom is routed for..not sure how you can ''hold them up''

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I think this falls in with skyhooks, relative bearing grease... No you can't hold a panel up, some are designed already with channels routed out so you can run wires through them while others will allow for a cut / chase to be created but you have to check with each manufacturer to see what they will allow & where
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Re: SIP (Structural Insulated Panel) And Baseboard Gap Question


Sorry for the confusion. I was asking about creating a chase by leaving a gap between the drywall and the subfloor so that the gap could be covered by a baseboard (with nail protection of course). Just curious if anyone had seen this method.

Apologies if my question was confusing... been under my truck all day replacing a master cylinder.
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It's done pretty regularly when the architect and/or GC has no idea how to work with SIPs. Fully cutting the OSB is a no-no in any situation I've ever seen.

If the SIPs aren't installed yet then they can be drilled on site for the electrical. Foam is pretty easy to drill.
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Thanks EthanB. I am going to be directing all the SIP fabrication process but I was curious to hear about this detail as a last resort in the event of an unforeseen change order. Change orders can always throw a monkey wrench into things...

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