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Old 09-22-2010, 03:04 PM   #1
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Hello,

We are upgrading our kitchen and had a licensed electrician install a new sub panel. It is currently placed behind the refrigerator and when the cabinet installers came to measure they told us it is not "up to code" if it's blocked by the fridge.

We live in Orange County , FL.
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They are correct. It is not up to code. The space in front of the panel must clear so you can stand there and work on the panel. Moving the fridge doesn't count. Did you have an inspection?
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I don't see any reason why someone that is licensed should have installed a panel in that location. They should know where panels can be located and the workspace required.
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