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#116442 04/02/04 02:36 AM
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I was sent to a house that is broken into two apartments to replace old two-prong receps with grounded three-prong, install GFCI protection in the kitchens, bathrooms, etc. I went to shut off power and look how I found the panels. They are behind a wall, yet there are two doors that swing open to access them. The panel cover on the left is difficult to remove because of the wall. Does it violate 110.26 as far as the 30' working clearance? The wall violates it, yet you can open the "doors" to access the overcurrent devices easily, yet one cannot remove the panel covers safely.

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#116443 04/03/04 02:28 AM
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Electric - Ian wrote: " Does it violate 110.26 as far as the 30' working clearance?"

30 foot work clearance would be nice, but I doubt the NEC will ever give us that! [Linked Image]

3 feet however from the front of the enclosure is required for the width of the equiptment or 30 inches, which ever is more, so if the jamb of that cabinet is in front of any portion of that subpanel, 110.26(A)(2) has been violated

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Lostazhell,

I didn't proof-read my post very well and must have had sticky fingers; yes, I meant 30 inches and not feet, although I have to agree with you, sometimes 30 feet would be great!

My picture angle isn't the greatest, but yes, the jam does overlap about two inches of the left-side of the left-most panel.

Ian


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