Clearance for circuit breaker panel

naturelleNovember 30, 2006

I have been planning for the location of the subpanel for my second floor.

Re the code requirements for clearance, I don't have the Code, only a abbreviated note which says 30x36 inches. I presume that means 30 wide and 36" in front

One location is near a jog in the wall of a bedroom, the corner consisting of a short leg of wall (A) about 21" and the other wall (B) is the full width of the room. There is a door 13" (C) around from the jog.

I'm planning on placing the subpanel around X, say about 6" from the (A) wall. Is that OK? O represents someone standing in front. I can move the panel over more than 6", but prefer not to do so, as I want t keep it as unobtrusive as possible.

Thanks for the help,

Ted

Here is a link that might be useful: panel location

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petey_racer

That is fine. The 30" clear space does not have to be centered on the panel.

    Bookmark   December 1, 2006 at 7:55AM
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naturelle

Oh good, that helps a lot. So the code allows for havng to work slightly offset to the panel. I was concerned that the jog would count against the clearance, but it really does not get in the way for good access to the panel.

Thanks again, petey racer,

Ted

    Bookmark   December 1, 2006 at 9:54AM
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