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Old 11-04-2008, 04:02 PM   #1
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I am moving some rooms around in my house and have overlooked where my main panel is.

We will be making a bathroom where it is now and i was wondering if i make a small closet around it. Would that be ok?

I could put weather stripping around the door. Would i need a grill in the door?

I know it probably would not pass code but even tho i hate to admit im not having this inspected.
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From what i find int nec(national electric code) as long as it is pretected in this case a weather proof incasing to in sure it stays dry but i would check with your local inspector to be sure and you may want to get it inspected if you ever want to sell the house.
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A panel is not permited to be in a bathroom.
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It would be a major code violation to not only put a panel in the bathroom, but to also put it in a closet. Both are big code violations. Relocate your bathroom or re-locate the panel. And definitely get this work inspected, I know you said you are not having it inspected but if you go to sell your home, that will likely come up and you may be forced to fix it then (or pay to have someone else fix it).
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It would be a major code violation to not only put a panel in the bathroom, but to also put it in a closet. Both are big code violations. Relocate your bathroom or re-locate the panel. And definitely get this work inspected, I know you said you are not having it inspected but if you go to sell your home, that will likely come up and you may be forced to fix it then (or pay to have someone else fix it).
Can you define a closet per NEC?

Is attic space ok for a sub panel for example, many might call there attic space a closet space?

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Clothes closet - A non habitable room or space intended primarily for storage of garments and apparel.
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Clothes closet - A non habitable room or space intended primarily for storage of garments and apparel.
Yes, and emphasis on clothes closet. If the closet is in the bathroom, you cannot have the panel in it, no matter what you do to the door. You need to plan on moving your panel.
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