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Old 12-05-2009, 10:49 AM   #1
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another subpanel location question

Thanks to a search here I have eliminated two areas I had considered as possible upstairs subpanel locations. Bathroom and closet. I have two possible locations left and I prefer it be located in the master bedroom behind the entry door. The door is seldom closed so it would hide the panel. When closed it would not obstruct the panel in any way. Would this be a location that satisfies code requirements as far as obstructions? Thanks to all. I have learned a lot here as I plan my new wiring.


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Old 12-05-2009, 02:15 PM   #2
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that sounds fine


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Old 12-05-2009, 02:38 PM   #3
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An inspector may not allow this. The working space must be "maintained", and the door swing violates this.

Think about it, what if you were working in the panel and someone burst through the door in a hurry??
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Default open doorway works
But a door that swings into the panel may not
I'd check with your local Inspector As Speedy said
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I say it is fine.
The door closes all the way, and the panel door opens to 90 dgrees.
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