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#154430 - 08/18/05 07:54 AM Sub panel hight
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*sub panel height

hay im new here
i started out at a vo-tech school and just finished the 2nd year of that. after that i worked for wagner electric for one year before i quit and switched to monmouth electric which is where i am now.

I am going to be installing a sub panel this weekend and was wondering if there were any rules/codes about the hight of the sub.

If there are please post them here

PS - this is in eastern NJ

Thanks

[This message has been edited by moody (edited 08-18-2005).]
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#154431 - 08/18/05 12:07 PM Re: Sub panel hight
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The highest handle has to be 6' 6" or less.
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#154432 - 08/18/05 02:37 PM Re: Sub panel hight
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The highest handle has to be 6' 6" or less.
Do you mean 6'7"? [404.8(A)], [240.24(A)].
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#154433 - 08/18/05 06:42 PM Re: Sub panel hight
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its 6/7

what do you mean by the highest handle...
the top breaker?
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#154434 - 08/18/05 08:03 PM Re: Sub panel hight
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Sure 6'7 in boots. I have my boat shoes on.
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#154435 - 08/18/05 09:06 PM Re: Sub panel hight
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whatever, ill just put it no higher than 6'6"
just to be safe

thanks for the info
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#154436 - 08/19/05 06:18 AM Re: Sub panel hight
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The height is to the center of the handle on the breaker or operating mechanism.

I also keep the center of fuses at that height.

But that begs the old question of whether the fuse is really considered a "switch". I consider it so but it is always good to see if there is someone who knows of the exception to the addendum that would allow different heights.

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#154437 - 08/19/05 10:20 AM Re: Sub panel hight
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whatever, ill just put it no higher than 6'6"


Gee...why do they call you moody?
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#154438 - 08/19/05 01:26 PM Re: Sub panel hight
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404.8 Accessibility and Grouping.
(A) Location. All switches and circuit breakers used as switches shall be located so that they may be operated from a readily accessible place. They shall be installed so that the center of the grip of the operating handle of the switch or circuit breaker, when in its highest position, is not more than 2.0 m (6 ft 7 in.) above the floor or working platform.
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#154439 - 08/19/05 07:27 PM Re: Sub panel hight
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why do they call me moody?

i just started the name (dont remember why or when) but it was years ago and it stuck
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