I need to place a wiring panel (2' X 4' 3/4" plywood) for mounting some 110
blocks, a couple of multi-zone communicating HVAC controllers, 24V
transformers, a network switch, and who knows what else. The best place to
mount it, from the standpoint of convenience and proximity to related stuff,
is on the back of a fireplace in my basement.
The fireplace/chimney structure is about eight feet wide and three feet
deep. Two gas boilers and a gas hotwater heater vent into a flue or flues
on the right-hand side; the left-hand side has (on the opposite face) a
fireplace (in a basement playroom). We never use this fireplace; we do
occasionally use a living room fireplace which is directly above the
My thought is to attach two furring strips to the brickwork with small lag
screws and lead shields and construction adhesive, then mount the plywood
panel to the furring strips, thus leaving an air gap. Does this sound
reasonable? What are the code implications, if any?
Thanks for any insight -
- Dennis Brothers