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I was wondering if there is any NEC code specs for how close the disconnect can be wall mounted from a corner exterior wall.

I have about 6 inches of space from the left side where another corner wall meets.
 

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I'm curious why you think it could possibly matter?
 

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Yes, there is - in fact - a stipulation, by the the code, that limits the distance that [a panel] can be installed from the edge of a corner of a wall.

If the meter of the "meter/main" panel is on the right hand side of the equipment, then the distance from the edge of the corner of the wall, to the nearest leading edge of the panel is 18 inches... If the meter of the "meter/main, is on the left hand side of the equipment, then the distance from the coner of the wall, to the center of the meter, is 24 inches.

(It's a PG&E stipulation, but City Inspectors can...and do evoke their arbitrary powers of veto here. The issue arises "if" during emergency exit, personnel "cut" the corner, and run into the meter or panel, causing injury.
 

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Yes, there is - in fact - a stipulation, by the the code, that limits the distance that [a panel] can be installed from the edge of a corner of a wall.

If the meter of the "meter/main" panel is on the right hand side of the equipment, then the distance from the edge of the corner of the wall, to the nearest leading edge of the panel is 18 inches... If the meter of the "meter/main, is on the left hand side of the equipment, then the distance from the coner of the wall, to the center of the meter, is 24 inches.

(It's a PG&E stipulation, but City Inspectors can...and do evoke their arbitrary powers of veto here. The issue arises "if" during emergency exit, personnel "cut" the corner, and run into the meter or panel, causing injury.
Again you have posted a local amendment not even from the NEC. The OP asked about any NEC restrictions.
 

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The issue arises "if" during emergency exit, personnel "cut" the corner, and run into the meter or panel, causing injury.
You can say whatever you want, but I don't believe a word of it. Besides, your explanation makes no sense. You are already outside so there is no emergency exit and correct me if I'm wrong but you could cut the corner and run directly into the wall too.
 

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(It's a PG&E stipulation, but City Inspectors can...and do evoke their arbitrary powers of veto here. The issue arises "if" during emergency exit, personnel "cut" the corner, and run into the meter or panel, causing injury.
And if the meter wasn't there they would run into a wall? :no: , unless of course they don't want the meter to sustain injury. :)
 

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inspector said it was too close to the wall
Don't tell me. It's a home inspector. :whistling2:

I love it, but I cringe, when folks say "The inspector said ..."
9-1/2 times out of ten they are referring to a H-I, which holds ABSOLUTELY no authoritative powers. NONE.
And 5 times out of ten they are wrong.
 

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Hey I resemble that remark :D
 

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Yes, there is - in fact - a stipulation, by the the code, that limits the distance that [a panel] can be installed from the edge of a corner of a wall.

If the meter of the "meter/main" panel is on the right hand side of the equipment, then the distance from the edge of the corner of the wall, to the nearest leading edge of the panel is 18 inches... If the meter of the "meter/main, is on the left hand side of the equipment, then the distance from the coner of the wall, to the center of the meter, is 24 inches.

(It's a PG&E stipulation, but City Inspectors can...and do evoke their arbitrary powers of veto here. The issue arises "if" during emergency exit, personnel "cut" the corner, and run into the meter or panel, causing injury.
What in the world are you talking about?
 

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