Insulation around a 6mm cooker electric cable

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  1. stevepbuk

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    Hi,

    I want to put some sound insulation between the ground and first floor to try and reduce the passage of noise between a living room and bedroom. One of my concerns is that along one of the joists runs the cable to feed the electric cooker. This is a 6mm cable. Has anyone any ideas on how best to approach this. Could I just build a frame around this so that the insulation goes no where near it ( creating a void ). If this sounds sensible then how much gap would I need to provide.

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    How long is the length that would be covered?
     
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    Thanks for your reply.

    about 3 meters. Ive had the floor up to have a closer examination and there is enough slack in the cable to raise it closer to the top of the joist. I can then put the insulation below it ( as its only 10 cm ) and have the cable above the insulation not touching it, clipped to the joist. The joist height is 24cm. Can you see any issue with this?
     
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    If it’s above the insulation (100mm thick) clipped towards the top of the joist, then can’t see an issue.

    Cables sometimes have to be run through/along insulation usually they are then de-rated to cope with this.

    lots of houses have cables laid straight into loft insulation and not clipped to anything... not best practise but you see it all the time.
     
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