hay im new here i started out at a vo-tech school and just finished the 2nd year of that. after that i worked for wagner electric for one year before i quit and switched to monmouth electric which is where i am now.
I am going to be installing a sub panel this weekend and was wondering if there were any rules/codes about the hight of the sub.
If there are please post them here
PS - this is in eastern NJ
[This message has been edited by moody (edited 08-18-2005).]
The height is to the center of the handle on the breaker or operating mechanism.
I also keep the center of fuses at that height.
But that begs the old question of whether the fuse is really considered a "switch". I consider it so but it is always good to see if there is someone who knows of the exception to the addendum that would allow different heights.
404.8 Accessibility and Grouping. (A) Location. All switches and circuit breakers used as switches shall be located so that they may be operated from a readily accessible place. They shall be installed so that the center of the grip of the operating handle of the switch or circuit breaker, when in its highest position, is not more than 2.0 m (6 ft 7 in.) above the floor or working platform.
Bob Badger Construction & Maintenance Electrician Massachusetts