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#100405 - 11/16/06 07:04 PM panel near sink  
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As long as you don't violate your working space does anyone know of any code prohibiting installing a sub panel with a sink 3' to right of it. This is a commercial building inside a copy room

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#100406 - 11/16/06 08:23 PM Re: panel near sink  
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Key description is 'commercial'. No there are no restrictions, except for working space clearances

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#100407 - 11/16/06 08:28 PM Re: panel near sink  
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Thanks John,
Thats my interpration as well, but I am the minority.


#100408 - 11/16/06 09:53 PM Re: panel near sink  
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You could mount it *in* the sink if you used a NEMA 6P panel! Well, maybe not, it would be hard to get the required working space...

If you use a NEMA 3 panel, I don't see any problems. And even that's probably not necessary.


#100409 - 11/16/06 11:44 PM Re: panel near sink  
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I know of no NEC rule against being near a sink unless this is the bathroom and you can't be in there at all. Just be sure you have working space.


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#100410 - 11/17/06 03:52 PM Re: panel near sink  
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Quote"Key description is 'commercial'. No there are no restrictions, except for working space clearances"


What is this key word "commercial" stuff? Please give us a code reference for that.


#100411 - 11/17/06 05:33 PM Re: panel near sink  
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The limitation on installation of panels in bathrooms is only for dwelling units and guest suites of hotels and motels per 240.24(E) '05 NEC.


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#100412 - 11/17/06 07:34 PM Re: panel near sink  
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oops, I get it now. I thought we were trying to say no panels near a sink in dwellings. Of course I knew about bathroom panels in dwellings.


#100413 - 11/17/06 07:37 PM Re: panel near sink  
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