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#75230 - 02/18/07 10:56 AM To close?
guschash Offline

Registered: 01/25/07
Posts: 12
Loc: Walbridge,Ohio,wood
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?
bot540 Offline

Registered: 09/14/04
Posts: 177
Loc: Vernon Hills, IL
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?
electure Offline


Registered: 12/24/00
Posts: 4226
Loc: Fullerton, CA USA
Better that you read 110.26.
That's where the info re: clearance around panels is located

#75233 - 02/18/07 02:11 PM Re: To close?
ShockMe77 Offline

Registered: 06/11/05
Posts: 823
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.

#75234 - 02/18/07 08:52 PM Re: To close?
Niko Offline

Registered: 08/17/06
Posts: 358
Loc: Campbell, CA
It depends on the local utility.

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#75235 - 02/18/07 11:08 PM Re: To close?
gfretwell Offline


Registered: 07/20/04
Posts: 9025
Loc: Estero,Fl,usa
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?
Zapped Offline

Registered: 10/01/02
Posts: 481
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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