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Old 08-06-2008, 01:21 PM   #1
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Apartment - Access to Panel Box?


Hi all, I was wondering if anyone could answer this. Do a downstairs apartment need to provide direct access to a panel box?

I'm renovating a downstairs apartment that has both the upstairs, and apartment, panel boxes alongside each other in the laundry room. Right now there is a door from the apartment going to the laundry room that we would like to get rid of.


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Tenants MUST have access to their circuit breakers.
I'm sure local codes will vary, but this is a general rule.

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Thanks Speedy Petey, that's what I thought.
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If not in the unit itself, at least in the Basement, Garage, or elsewhere where you do not need to always have Maintenance called to flip a switch.
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