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#98158 - 05/07/06 06:17 PM Max height of circuit breaker
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Registered: 10/13/01
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Loc: South Carolina
I was looking for an article on the maximum installation height of the main breaker in a residential load center. The main in this case isn't required as there is an outdoor disconnect and the panel in question is indoors. I am still periously close to what I thought I remembered as a six foot seven inch max height of center of switch in up position, although this one operates side to side anyway. Can someone help me with a code number on this.

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#98159 - 05/07/06 06:59 PM Re: Max height of circuit breaker
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240.24 (a)
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#98160 - 05/07/06 07:16 PM Re: Max height of circuit breaker
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Thanks thats the one I was looking for.

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#98161 - 05/07/06 07:26 PM Re: Max height of circuit breaker
Dave T Offline
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Registered: 01/22/05
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Loc: Waukesha, WI, USA
I found it in the 1996 NEC in art 380-8(a) but can't find where they hid it in the current code. I'll be darned if I can find where they put it.

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#98162 - 05/07/06 07:40 PM Re: Max height of circuit breaker
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Me and you both Dave. It's bad when you know it's there somewhere but you can't find it.

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#98163 - 05/08/06 03:03 AM Re: Max height of circuit breaker
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You will find the same requirement in 404.8

Roger

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