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Old 06-08-2009, 08:31 PM   #1
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Does anybody know what article in the NEC states that the main breaker panel cannot be located in a bedroom or kitchen? I found where it states that the bathroom is not permitted, but cannot find the actual entry about closets, bedrooms, etc. Thanks guys.

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Does anybody know what article in the NEC states that the main breaker panel cannot be located in a bedroom or kitchen? I found where it states that the bathroom is not permitted, but cannot find the actual entry about closets, bedrooms, etc. Thanks guys.
As long as you meet the requirements of art.110.26 you can install the panel in the bedroom or the kitchen.

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As long as you meet the requirements of art.110.26 you can install the panel in the bedroom or the kitchen.
Definitly, done all the time.
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I see it that way all the time.
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, but cannot find the actual entry about closets, thanks guys.
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As long as you have the clearance in front, it doesn't matter (except for the bathroom) I have seen plenty of apartments with panels in kitchens, bedrooms and closets.
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As long as you have the clearance in front, it doesn't matter (except for the bathroom) I have seen plenty of apartments with panels in kitchens, bedrooms and closets.
You shouldn't see them in closets.
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As long as you have the clearance in front, it doesn't matter (except for the bathroom) I have seen plenty of apartments with panels in kitchens, bedrooms and closets.
Maybe in California they are in closets but not in most parts of the country unless they haven't been inspected. Like this one-- you see lots of things but they may not be legal.

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Maybe in California they are in closets
In California we put the panels outside on garage wall. When we do need a subpanel, closets make a nice location. As long as they are not "clothes" closets or used to store "easily combustible materials" you are good to go.

That is an illegal plumbing installation. The plumber should have known not to install a toilet in front of a sub panel like that.
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In California we put the panels outside on garage wall. When we do need a subpanel, closets make a nice location. As long as they are not "clothes" closets or used to store "easily combustible materials" you are good to go.

That is an illegal plumbing installation. The plumber should have known not to install a toilet in front of a sub panel like that.
It's a water closet not a clothes closet or used to store "easily combustable materials" only portable and mobile ones
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If you meet working space requirements, and there is no clothes rod or shelf in the closet, it will pass in VA. Technically, no clothes rod, no closet. But I still never put them there.
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Maybe in California they are in closets but not in most parts of the country unless they haven't been inspected. Like this one-- you see lots of things but they may not be legal.

Dennis. Please tell me the lady of the house has a nice picture to cover that up.
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Dennis. Please tell me the lady of the house has a nice picture to cover that up.
Well John I can't remember. I think there was a picture over it but it was many years ago. Interestingly enough the install was done by an inspector who was working part time as an electrician. The old 3 wire se cable to the stove was also in this sub panel.

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