Service Panel/bmst kithchen

Old 12-09-02, 04:58 PM
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Service Panel/bmst kithchen

Putting a refrigerator and a sink in a room 105" wide. Think of a U shape with the front wall opened up 5'. Back wall is 105" with the breaker panel 12" of the left side. I want to put the ref on the left wall then a sink and wrap the cabinets around and under the breaker panel to the wall on the right. Would be L shaped. I know I can't have the appliances with 36" of the front of the panel but would the sink be okay? I would put my first outlet 36" from the left wall on the back wall so I would have more than 30" for panel space. The sink would be within 36" of the front of the panel but no appliances. Is this okay.
Old 12-09-02, 05:11 PM
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No, the sink is not okay in front of the panel. You have to able to stand upright in front of the panel and put your nose on it.
Old 12-09-02, 05:21 PM
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John, I guess what your saying is I can't wrap the cabinets under the panel as I couldn't stand directly in front of it as I would have to lean over the countertop. The sink actually would have been on the side wall about two feet in front of the panel.
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Thats a great reg about having the area clear in front of the panel. Wish it would have been in effect when they done some earlier houses,, including my folks,, put it in a kitchen cabinet over a counter. Really made a service upgrade a treat. I had to retro a new chassis in the old box. Didnt leave any method to get new wires to the panel,,, you know,, why would anyone ever need to get there???

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