Asked on Jan 8, 2019

How do I cover an exposed electric panel?

Zard PocleebDarlene WillimanGrandmasHouseDIY
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In our bedroom we have an exposed electric panel!! We are concerned about EMFs. What is the best way to cover the panel?

4 answers
  • Teach_manners
    on Jan 8, 2019

    Hang picture over it.

  • GrandmasHouseDIY
    on Jan 8, 2019

    Hi Avril, when you say exposed do you mean it doesn't even have a door on it? If it doesn't then that's priority #1, take measurements of your panel and get a to-code door on it asap. After that, like the previous commenter mentioned, a picture covering it would work fine.

  • Darlene Williman
    on Jan 8, 2019

    Teach_Manners answer is probably the best as it keeps you panel hidden while easy to get to. I painted mine the same color as the wall and that helped but is behind a door so few people see it. I think the picture is a better solution.

  • Zard Pocleeb
    on Jan 8, 2019

    There’s not much to it. You build a frame large enough to allow the panel cover to be removed if necessary. Below are a couple of pics of the one I built for my house.

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