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Old 07-05-2011, 06:53 PM   #1
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Kitchen sink drain above electrical panel


I am in the planning stages of finishing off my basement and noticed that the kitchen sink drain (trap) is directly above the electrical panel. Is this ok??

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Only if it ain't leaking ....

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Old 07-05-2011, 08:05 PM   #3
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only directly above matters.

if it's above but in front of the panel it's legal
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The trap for the sink is directly above the panel.
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Old 07-07-2011, 02:32 PM   #5
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So if the trap is directly above the panel, is it not legal?? I am thinking I will at least install some sort of catchment underneath the sink drain that would divert any water (in the event of a leak) away from the panel.
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Ouch..i was afraid of that..so how easy (expensive) is it to move the panel over a few feet? Are there any other options?
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This alldepends on when house was built and what code cycle. Many times if it was allowed when the house was or work was done, than it can remain.
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The house was built in 2002.

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