Howdy folks. I have a friend that wants me to upgrade his 60 amp service to a norman 200 amp. His current box is located on the side of his house. I said this is a problem, so he asks me if I can put it in his screened in back porch. ummmmm???? I told him i'd have to find out.
What is a Nema 3R setup? Directly on the other side of the wall is his living room and he doesnt want it placed in there. Other than on his screened in back porch, he would like to have it on in his closet. But the back porch would be an easier move. Is it legal?
NEMA 3R is raintight It would be OK in the screened porch, so long as nothing would be stored in front of the panel. In the closet is usually not OK, unless the closet is dedicated electrical, or huge. There must be a 36" deep x 30" wide area in front of the panel, kept clear at all times for access. 110.26 Best option, IMHO is to buy the raintight panel. Earl
If it's a clothes closet, it's never OK to put a panel in it: 240.24(D) "Not in Vicinity of Easily Ignitible Material Overcurrent device shall not be located in the vicinity of easily ignitible material, such as in clothes closets" (Why is it a problem on the side of the house?)...S
[This message has been edited by electure (edited 01-31-2004).]