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sv123 10-06-2008 09:18 AM

Service Panel Question???
 
I have an Electric service panel in the basement bathroom. Does anyone know if this is legal or will pass a state insp??? Do i need to build a separate closet for the service panel? Please Help!!!

InPhase277 10-06-2008 10:20 AM

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Originally Posted by sv123 (Post 168867)
I have an Electric service panel in the basement bathroom. Does anyone know if this is legal or will pass a state insp??? Do i need to build a separate closet for the service panel? Please Help!!!

It's funny you should ask about the closet. Two places you can't have a panel in a residence is a bathroom, and a linen closet. A closet in a bathroom would be a double whammy! You may have to have an electrician turn the panels around to face the other direction, if that is possible, or relocate them entirely.

rgsgww 10-06-2008 12:27 PM

Woah, looks pretty bad there, looks like you may need to have them moved...

theatretch85 10-06-2008 06:13 PM

Funny thing is I was looking at a house where there was a service panel in the downstairs bathroom, right across from the shower!!! There was maybe 3 feet from the edge of the tub to the panel. It screamed DIY!!! (the bathroom of course)

Yeah, don't put a panel in a bathroom, and most certainly, don't build a bathroom around a panel!

dSilanskas 10-06-2008 06:26 PM

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Originally Posted by sv123 (Post 168867)
I have an Electric service panel in the basement bathroom. Does anyone know if this is legal or will pass a state insp??? Do i need to build a separate closet for the service panel? Please Help!!!


If you have an old house and the panel was inspected at the time it was installed and passed. It is still legal UNLESS you sell the house, Or have to do a service change.


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