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separate / protect electrical panel fron water pipes below?

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separate / protect electrical panel fron water pipes below?

The electrical panel is in a cupboard with water pipes from a well pump running about 3ft below it.
Unlikely to be a problem but there's always a slim chance of frozen pipes or the pressure bursting the pipes or old pipes becoming corroded.
Is there a way to separate the layers maybe with some plywood or something else that would prevent water spraying into the panel in case anything happend?
 
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Old 10-05-14, 08:31 PM
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The problem is it is in a cupboard not the pipes. How large is this cupboard? Is it used for storage.
 
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If this was under the NEC the foreign systems would be prohibited.
 
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Things may not be stored so as to impede access to the panel, so the portion of the cupboard where the panel is mounted must be kept otherwise empty.

You might install "another shelf" in the cupboard separating the panel from the pipes.
 
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All the pipes are below the panel, ASFAIK the NEC regulation was that no water pipes above the panel?

The cupboard is only for the panel and the pipes, nothing else stored in it.

What material would be best? Plywood? Some type of acrylic shelf?
 
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The NEC requirements are floor to ceiling.
 
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