Subpanel shares bathroom wall


Old 11-11-06, 09:27 AM
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Subpanel shares bathroom wall

I need to have a subpanel installed in my basement. The best place from a logistical standpoint is in a wall that is also part of a bathroom. The subpanel would of course open on the opposite side, but then I wondered if having a subpanel even in the same wall that is right next to bathtub could some how pose a danger. One electrician told me this was not a problem, another told me it was. Now I'm not sure. Any thoughts?

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Old 11-11-06, 09:36 AM
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That should not be an issue. (backside of bathroom wall).
Make sure you have your clearances. 3' in front and no higher than 6' to the top. If it's a recessed panel, don't place it in a plumbing wall. (water pipes).
I should add, not in a closet either, Unless dedicated for this equipment.

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