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#75230 - 02/18/07 10:56 AM To close?
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What does the code say about how close the panel is to a gas line or gas meter?

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#75231 - 02/18/07 11:03 AM Re: To close?
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The code book doesn't mention anything about being to close to a gas line. You must have 30" inches total clearence to the sides. Read article 408.
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#75232 - 02/18/07 11:31 AM Re: To close?
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Better that you read 110.26.
That's where the info re: clearance around panels is located

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#75233 - 02/18/07 02:11 PM Re: To close?
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Registered: 06/11/05
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Loc: Rahway, New Jersey
Doesn't the utility company have a say in the matter as well?

I was told years and years ago to stay at least 36" away from the gas meter when mouting an electrical panel.

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#75234 - 02/18/07 08:52 PM Re: To close?
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Loc: Campbell, CA
It depends on the local utility.

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#75235 - 02/18/07 11:08 PM Re: To close?
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My local Propane company won't set a tank within 10' of almost anything but they don't seem to care about pipes, valves, regulators or gas equipment
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#75236 - 02/20/07 07:16 AM Re: To close?
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Loc: Huntington Beach, CA, USA
I'm with Niko on this one. IT's all up to the utilities in your area.

My advise is NEVER proceed with a build without consulting every utility before hand. You could easily lose your butt if suddenly a utility comes in and informs you that they will not hook up their service because of clearences - especially if the foundation has already been poured over conduits and gas and water lines. The GC and engineer should have all this worked out, but it's never a bad idea to make sure.

And yes, I have been there because of a lazy GC.

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