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Old 08-03-2015, 07:27 PM   #1
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I would like to relocate my washer and dryer, doing so would require running my water lines, gas, and PVC drain lines across the wall below the main electrical panel.

My basement has a cement wall that ends 41" above the floor.
The upper wall is set 4" back from the face of the cement wall.
The panel is mounted to the upper wall 58"" above the floor; a 17" gap between the top of the concrete and bottom of the panel.

The impetus for this project is insulating the lower concrete walls and to dry wall the entire basement.
I intend to frame out from the wall and insulate with 2" foam.
I would also create a space within this wall to run the water and gas lines.
The cap would be removable to inspect or service these lines as well.

This drawing should clarify my intentions. The question is would it pass code?
110.26(A) is very confusing to the layperson.

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I created this drawing to clarify things.
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Below the panel will not be an issue.
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Water lines above the panel where I live is not an issue either. My new panel passed with waterlines directly above it. Like 8" above
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Water lines above the panel where I live is not an issue either. My new panel passed with waterlines directly above it. Like 8" above
Other than it being an NEC code violation anyway.
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Other than it being an NEC code violation anyway.
The contractor was supposed to move the panel over where the waterlines were not an issue but decided it was just easier to put the new panel where the old one was with the waterlines above it. I was shocked when I found out it was approved. Crazy. Maybe they just want the money for the permit and nothing else

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