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Main Panel in Bathroom #80269 03/27/02 06:06 PM
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troythom Offline OP
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Greetings,

First time posting but have learned much from reading.

Is it allowable to have the main breaker panel in a bathroom/laundry room area? If so, what are the rules that apply?

Thanks in advance...

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Re: Main Panel in Bathroom #80270 03/27/02 07:36 PM
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Tom Offline
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Welcome to the forum.

No, No 1000X no. [Linked Image]

240.24(E)

MAke sure that this room is in fact a bathroom by seeing the NEC definition of a bathroom in article 100.

Some of the rules that apply can be found in Article 240 (Overcurrent Devices), Article 312 Cabinets & Cutout boxes (this is the box that the panelboard is installed in), Article 408 Switchboards & Panelboards, Article 110 Requirements for electrical installations, plus much more.

Tom

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Re: Main Panel in Bathroom #80271 03/27/02 08:16 PM
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troythom Offline OP
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Thanks for the info. In this case it is in fact a bathroom.

What about if it was just a laundry room? No vanity, toilet, or shower/tub but just a washer/dryer connection?

Re: Main Panel in Bathroom #80272 03/27/02 08:51 PM
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sparky Offline
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troythom;
greetings.

a 'laundry ' room, as you describe, would be ok, just maintain proper clearance around the panelboard......

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Re: Main Panel in Bathroom #80273 03/28/02 08:37 AM
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troythom Offline OP
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Thanks all!

Re: Main Panel in Bathroom #80274 03/28/02 08:37 PM
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golf junkie Offline
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OK, how about this one.

Sub-panel, commercial building, in a bathroom within reach of a sink and toilet?

GJ

Re: Main Panel in Bathroom #80275 03/28/02 09:19 PM
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circuit man Offline
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not a pleasent thought golf junkie.:eek;

Re: Main Panel in Bathroom #80276 03/29/02 11:59 AM
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A sub-panel would be allowed, as far as I can tell, since it does not contain the service disconnecting means (230.70(A)(2))& is not one of the prohibited bathrooms in 240.24(E).

Evidently, people are inherently safer when they are in a non-residential type setting. [Linked Image]


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Re: Main Panel in Bathroom #80277 03/29/02 12:28 PM
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"Evidently, people are inherently safer when they are in a non-residential type setting."

Yep...
This was on a major remodel of a county courthouse. The job was engineered....so who am I to question? ......apparently this was done to keep the panel out of view.

It passed inspection without question.

GJ

OK tom, how do you do the roll smilie? I've tried and all i get is :roll:

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Re: Main Panel in Bathroom #80278 03/29/02 09:10 PM
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Golf Junkie,
Glad the inspector passed the installation. Evidently, he couldn't find anyrhing in the NEC either, that would prohibit a subpanel in a commercial/institutional/industrial bathroom.

The rolleyes is plural, usually can't remember what to type so I just copy & paste from the smilies legend which is accessible when you're typing a reply.

Tom

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