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#79493 - 01/01/02 06:34 PM breaker box location- code  
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What is the latest code on new construction breaker box location. I have heard so many different stories.


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#79494 - 01/02/02 08:21 AM Re: breaker box location- code  
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Your panelboard will have overcurrent devices and therefore cannot be installed in locations exposed to physical damage, or in clothes closets, if residential cannot be in bathrooms. (220.24(C) & (D) & (E)

If the box contains a service disconnect & the installation is other than residential, can't be in a bathroom.230.70(A)(2)

Also, take into account working space requirements in110.34

Tom


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#79495 - 01/02/02 08:22 AM Re: breaker box location- code  
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Could you be more specific in your question? Are you referring to how near the point of entry a service disconnect must be, or in which loctions a panel may not be permitted?


#79496 - 01/02/02 09:38 PM Re: breaker box location- code  
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I have heard many different stories etc.
No closets.
No bathrooms.
Not behind doors.
Not close to gas water heater.
clear front entrances.

I want to put it in the laundry room across from washer and dryer but there a door problem. It will come close to falling behind the back door when open.


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