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panel near sink #100405
11/16/06 06:04 PM
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scameron81  Offline OP
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As long as you don't violate your working space does anyone know of any code prohibiting installing a sub panel with a sink 3' to right of it. This is a commercial building inside a copy room

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Re: panel near sink #100406
11/16/06 07:23 PM
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Key description is 'commercial'. No there are no restrictions, except for working space clearances

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Re: panel near sink #100407
11/16/06 07:28 PM
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scameron81  Offline OP
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Thanks John,
Thats my interpration as well, but I am the minority.

Re: panel near sink #100408
11/16/06 08:53 PM
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SteveFehr  Offline
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You could mount it *in* the sink if you used a NEMA 6P panel! Well, maybe not, it would be hard to get the required working space...

If you use a NEMA 3 panel, I don't see any problems. And even that's probably not necessary.

Re: panel near sink #100409
11/16/06 10:44 PM
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I know of no NEC rule against being near a sink unless this is the bathroom and you can't be in there at all. Just be sure you have working space.


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Re: panel near sink #100410
11/17/06 02:52 PM
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macmikeman  Offline
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Quote"Key description is 'commercial'. No there are no restrictions, except for working space clearances"


What is this key word "commercial" stuff? Please give us a code reference for that.

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11/17/06 04:33 PM
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George Little  Offline
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The limitation on installation of panels in bathrooms is only for dwelling units and guest suites of hotels and motels per 240.24(E) '05 NEC.


George Little
Re: panel near sink #100412
11/17/06 06:34 PM
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macmikeman  Offline
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oops, I get it now. I thought we were trying to say no panels near a sink in dwellings. Of course I knew about bathroom panels in dwellings.

Re: panel near sink #100413
11/17/06 06:37 PM
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George:
A Thank You, from me to you...
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