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If the outlet is on an outside wall there is a plastic boot that goesaround the outlet. The purpose of this boot is to keep the vapour barrier intact. The edges of this boot are then taped to the wall vapour barrier to make a complete air seal. The insulation goes behind the outlet boot which allows the wall R value to remain the same as the rest of the wall.

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