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Panelboards near sinks #207793
11/27/12 06:46 AM
11/27/12 06:46 AM
bigpapa  Offline OP
Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 81
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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Re: Panelboards near sinks [Re: bigpapa] #207809
11/28/12 05:54 PM
11/28/12 05:54 PM
jdevlin  Offline
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 402
welland ontario canada
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.

Re: Panelboards near sinks [Re: bigpapa] #207811
11/28/12 07:29 PM
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mikesh  Offline
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Posts: 613
Victoria, BC, Canada
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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