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Electric Panel Behind Door

Discussion in 'Commercial Electrical Codes' started by fj80, Apr 14, 2018.

  1. fj80

    fj80 Bronze Member

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    Is an electric panel allowed to be located behind a door (when the door is in the open position)? There would be adequate clear working space in front of the panel when the door is in the closed position.
     
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    l would say, it depends, nothing prohibits it but Article 110.26 does say that the work space shall be clear at all times.

    In reality, it is better than having junk or shelving in front of it.....
     
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    Like Mark said...It SHOULD reduce the possibility of crap being there....
     
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  5. ADAguy

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    It also is a hazard if the door can be swung into the electrician when working on the panel
     
  6. fatboy

    fatboy Administrator

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    I would not disallow it..........it could be argued from both sides.........
     
  7. Pcinspector1

    Pcinspector1 Platinum Member

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    I see nothing wrong with the panel being installed behind a door as long as there is access to the panel that meets the working clearances and the panel door is allowed to open 90°. With no plumbing above or below and no potential damage to the panel from the door.

    Is the question due to the door hiding the panel?
     
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  8. ADAguy

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    No mention made as to capacity of the panel, how big the room is and whether the door swings away from or over the panel.
     

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