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Old 01-22-2012, 11:59 AM   #1
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I can't seem to find a code in the nec that states a minimum distance from a sink. Can someone help me out? Thanks

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I can't seem to find a code in the nec that states a minimum distance from a sink. Can someone help me out? Thanks
Other than the workspace requirements in 110.26 I don't think you will find anything.

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Not knowing the location of the sink and what the sink is used for 110.11 may apply.
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thanks for the help guys. i wasnt sure if there was a code about it but felt like there should be. im gonna recommend to the homeowner that we should still keep more of a distance from the sink just for their own safety cause they want it literally right next to the utility sink in the garage.
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thanks for the help guys. i wasnt sure if there was a code about it but felt like there should be. im gonna recommend to the homeowner that we should still keep more of a distance from the sink just for their own safety cause they want it literally right next to the utility sink in the garage.

Right next to the utility sink is ok, as long as there's 30" from the sink to any other obstruction .
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I agree with goooch-- move it from the sink. Nothing non compliant but you don't need water splashing on the cover and rusting it up over time.
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thanks for the help guys. i wasnt sure if there was a code about it but felt like there should be. im gonna recommend to the homeowner that we should still keep more of a distance from the sink just for their own safety cause they want it literally right next to the utility sink in the garage.
So other than the cover rusting, what is the grave danger IYO?
The NEC obviously sees no problem.
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I don't see the cover rusting. I'd bet the same paint is on 3R panels as a Nema 1

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