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water mains right under the electric main panel?

Posted by andy2007 (My Page) on
Mon, Jul 3, 06 at 17:17

Has anybody come across a water mains and water meter
installed in the cupboard right under the main electric
panel. Isn't this creating a dangerous situation in case
of an accident with the water mains? Is this in accordance
with the regulation? This home was built apprx two years
ago by a very reputable Ontario, Canada, builder called
Arthur Blakely and company.

The plumber who came to service our hot-water tank
mentioned to me that it is dangerous to have water supply
in the electric panel area.

Please may I have comments on this.
Thank you,
Andy 2007

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RE: water mains right under the electric main panel?

I assume the home had inspections as it was built??? What do the building codes say for your area?

If it wasn't built according to code, you should have some recourse on the city and the builder.

RE: water mains right under the electric main panel?

Although there is a clearance requirement for panels, I believe that the water mains are ok as long as they are below the electrical panel. It is the ones above the electrical panel that the inspectors get you for.

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