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Panelboards near sinks #207793
11/27/12 06:46 AM
11/27/12 06:46 AM
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bigpapa  Offline OP
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Anybody know of rules regulating distance from sinks for panels? Sect 26 doesn't say much but I would guess a breaker panel behind or close to a sink would be an issue.



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Behind sink is no good. It infringes the working area in front of the panel. I don't know of any issues beside a sink.

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not behind one. There is no specific rule that refers to sinks except for 26-712(d)(iii) which prohibits receptacles.


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