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#88480 - 06/08/04 05:27 AM outdoor panel?
Reel-Break Offline

Registered: 04/04/02
Posts: 179
Loc: nc
We have a service to change/upgrade to 200a. ok the existing panel is on a screened in porch almost like a sun room the home owner doesn`t want the panel turned inside as it will be in the bed room.I was wanting some clarification is this type room consitered to be outdoor? I`d like not to have to get 3r panel and just install a 200amp panel box.Its located about 3' inside the screened in area and under roof.Thanks in advance I looked at 408 and 312.2a still a gray area to me.

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#88481 - 06/08/04 12:54 PM Re: outdoor panel?
electricman2 Offline

Registered: 11/09/03
Posts: 234
Loc: Thomasville, NC USA
I would get a ruling from the local inspector (AHJ). Its his opinion that matters.

#88482 - 06/08/04 01:37 PM Re: outdoor panel?
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Registered: 04/04/02
Posts: 179
Loc: nc
OK talked to inspector in Fayettville NC says can`t place panel their because its consitered a porch not sun room.How ever he sited no code,I guess a porch is a damp location and can`t have indoor panel someone have any input.Note I`m only concerned with this because I`m doing this for a very low income family I`m actually making gas money only so I`m tring to save a dollar on material. Thanks

#88483 - 06/09/04 06:09 AM Re: outdoor panel?
earlydean Offline

Registered: 12/22/03
Posts: 749
Loc: Griswold, CT, USA
You may also weatherproof the panel by installing an exterior door in front of it.


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