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We are finishing up plans for a new house and are considering building in a dedicated closet for a variety of elec./service/mechanical items. Specifically, the main electrical panel, CATV/ethernet hubs & modems, security system master panel and an electric water heater.

Other than the usual side and front clearances for the main electrical panel, are there any NEC codes concerning co-locating the water heater and main panel in the same closet?

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Care to tell us where you found this mystery code?
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Other than the usual side and front clearances for the main electrical panel, are there any NEC codes concerning co-locating the water heater and main panel in the same closet?
NO. Other than standard panel clearances there is no restriction regarding proximity to the water heater.
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NO. Other than standard panel clearances there is no restriction regarding proximity to the water heater.
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Care to tell us where you found this mystery code?
Seemed like good number, reasonable
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Memory 110.26 NEC some where.
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Gas, electric?
With gas there's some ventalition issues.
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Seemed like good number, reasonable
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Memory 110.26 NEC some where.

Not there, just read it.

Elec water heater should be fine.
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Not there, just read it.

Elec water heater should be fine.
Oops that was for large amperage equipment
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Seemed like good number, reasonable
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"Seemed like good number"? Seriously???

So you just throw out supposed code facts regardless of whether they are right or not.
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"Seemed like good number"? Seriously???

So you just throw out supposed code facts regardless of whether they are right or not.
It seemed like a good number when I read the post? the OP didn't say how big the room was, what the constraints were...error on the large side I say. Isn't 6' the work space requirements around electrical equipment 1200A or larger?

Shouldn't the architect know what the requirements?

I said from memory..I said oops.
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the OP didn't say how big the room was, what the constraints were...error on the large side I say.
The room size is irrelevant, as long as working clearances are met.


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Isn't 6' the work space requirements around electrical equipment 1200A or larger?
Once again, irrelevant.
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The room size is irrelevant, as long as working clearances are met.


Once again, irrelevant.
I concede I was being

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