It doesn't look like there's any working space in front of that Panelboard, which would be a clear violation.
Here's a slightly different situation:
You have to go between the Oil Tank and the wall to get to the Service Panelboard here. There's about 12 inches max of space to get through but there may be 3 feet in front of the panel itself when you get there.
Can any violation be cited here?
Re: Insufficient Clearance#114763 06/21/0308:37 AM06/21/0308:37 AM
Bill, If this is the only access, you bet it can be cited. BOCA, or IBC either one require certain spacing for access halls. The minimum, applying all exceptions, etc, would be 2 feet, and IF it is the emergency egress path for anyone working in there, it's gotta be 3 feet minimum.
Lemme know if you need, I don't carry those books home with me, but can look it up for ya.
Re: Insufficient Clearance#114764 06/21/0309:10 AM06/21/0309:10 AM
Is it common to see a gas meter in an enclosed space like this? The meters around here are either located under the house in the crawlspace or mounted to the out side of the house. It also seems like a poor idea to situate it that close to the panel, or situate the panel that close to the meter. But the the real kicker is the conductor that runs from somewhere near the top of the panel and the uses the face of the meter as a cord wrap!