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#91555 - 01/21/05 03:20 AM Water heater installation - distance from meter/panel
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Hi,

1) How do I determine minimum distance a water heater must be from an existing electrical meter installed in a commercial retail space?

2) Same as above but Main Panel?

Is more information necessary?

(edited to add the following)
3) I am also interested in knowing what minimum distances are required on either side for both service panels and meters?

--Is this just based upon manufacturer recommendations?

Thanks,
--Mario

[This message has been edited by Load-n-Code (edited 01-21-2005).]
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#91556 - 01/21/05 10:40 AM Re: Water heater installation - distance from meter/panel
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The only issues I see are working space in front of the panel and "foreign systems" above the panel.
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#91557 - 01/21/05 05:16 PM Re: Water heater installation - distance from meter/panel
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The placement of the meter must also comply with the requirements of the utility companies. There is typically a distance specified between the gas meter (which I'd infer applies to an appliance as well) and any electrical switch/breaker/etc.....assuming that the water heater is gas, that is.
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#91558 - 01/21/05 10:25 PM Re: Water heater installation - distance from meter/panel
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Thanks for the replies guys.
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