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110.26 #219144
02/13/18 07:23 PM
02/13/18 07:23 PM
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BigB  Offline OP
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Would you consider a moveable appliance such as a refrigerator or washing machine placed in front of a residential sub panel a violation of 110.26?

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Re: 110.26 [Re: BigB] #219145
02/13/18 07:51 PM
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By the book....2014....I would say yes.

The fridge would make the panel ‘hidden’; the washing machine is more than likely heavy, and has water supply & drain hose. If you are talking a ‘stackable’ (washer/dryer) that falls under ‘hidden’.

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Re: 110.26 [Re: BigB] #219146
02/13/18 11:03 PM
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It is a violation but not one that will never be found unless they open a permit for something else.
The NEC process pretty much stops when the customer moves in and closes the door.
The best hope is an insurance inspector sees it before it is a fireman on a run.


Greg Fretwell
Re: 110.26 [Re: BigB] #219154
02/15/18 08:03 PM
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It was the home inspector that pointed it out.

Re: 110.26 [Re: BigB] #219155
02/16/18 07:36 AM
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Hmmm... very interesting.

Every great once in a while a Home Inspector will actually do a good job with the electrical.


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Re: 110.26 [Re: BigB] #219156
02/18/18 12:14 AM
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I'm surprised but it might be that more states are actually requiring more training and certification for Home Inspectors. It used to anyone with a flashlight and a clip board could call themselves a home inspector.


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