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Posted By: Nick Panels in corridor - 03/11/04 01:24 AM
This sort of goes with the question below but a different application. In a hospital setting the plans show three power panels surface mount in an exit corridor. Besides being a bad location I am looking for code references prohibiting it. (UBC, CEC ADA etc.) Does anyone now off hand?
Posted By: Ryan_J Re: Panels in corridor - 03/11/04 03:16 AM
The only thing that I can think of would be that if the panel is deeper than 4", and is set higher than 27" it is a no-go.
Posted By: Ryan_J Re: Panels in corridor - 03/11/04 03:20 AM
Nick: I just noticed that you are in California and therefore under the Uniform code. I think this provision still applies to your code, but I'm not 100% sure.
Posted By: Ryan_J Re: Panels in corridor - 03/12/04 01:07 AM
Hi Nick. Please understand that my knowledge of the 97 UBC is pretty limitted, much less the California Building Code. From what I have read, the 4" projection rule doesn't apply to the UBC. With that in mind, barring a local amendment, I can see no violation in placing your panel in the hallway.
Posted By: Nick Re: Panels in corridor - 03/12/04 02:37 AM
Thanks for the info. [Linked Image] I wanted to quote a code violation but instead I just brought it up to the GC today. I'll still have to write the RFI so I can steer them in the right direction to move them to. As it turns out this corridor will be a major though fare for the staff. There is bumper gard going at +42" so they will have to move merely based on that.
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