||02-13-2012 11:03 PM
Proper placement for breaker panel in laundry room
I am going to be replacing our breaker panel and putting it in the laundry room. Washer will be on one side and dryer on the other side with full access to the panel.
Main reason is because the old panel was not wired properly and I would like the breaker panel in a more acceptable location current panel is in the corner of a bedroom above some built in cabinets between a closet next to a window. Hard to explain but you just about have to sit on the cabinets in the corner to see the panel. Home was built this way.
New location will allow me to just pull most of the wire back from the old panel to the new panel only leaving two circuits that I will have to run new wire to. And the rest are just in the laundry room. And it will allow my larger 250v loads to be very short runs.
My question is what are the clearance and requirements that I will have to meet using this location. This room will also have a furnace and electric tankless water heater. Basically making this room my mechanical room.