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Old 08-08-2012, 12:58 PM   #1
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main panel minimum height above floor


there doesn't seem to be a minimum height for a main panel above floor, is there?

i was thinking 36" between the floor and the bottom of the panel

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There is no minimum. 36" will be fine.

There. An be no breakers (including main) above 6' 6".

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It is actually 6'-7" , not 6'-6" max.
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It is actually 6'-7" , not 6'-6" max.
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what do you think if i went only 18" above floor? am i walking on the edge?
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Im pretty sure a mobile home has a minimum height, but everything else is fair game, I have seen them against the floor.... sucks to work on, but it is, what it is.

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