Routing water line under main electrical panell

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Old 08-02-15, 03:54 PM
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Routing water line under main electrical panell

I would like to relocate my washer and dryer in the basement, doing so would require I run my water lines along the wall and about 10" below my main electrical panel. The only other viable option would be to run the lines over the panel however that seems more dangerous to me.

Does anybody know if there is a code issue with this idea?
 
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Code or no code, I wouldn't run a water pipe over the panel box.
 
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I was planning on running below the panel.
 
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Old 08-02-15, 08:29 PM
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This is a quick drawing I made. The pocket created by the short wall would provide the space to route the gas, water and PVC.

http://imgur.com/c6UVRUH

 
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Old 08-02-15, 08:37 PM
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As long as a space is clear 30" wide and 36" deep in front of the panel, what you propose sounds OK.
 
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Old 08-02-15, 10:49 PM
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Technically it would be a violation under the panel. The area is supposed to be clear of foreign systems.
 

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Well this time I am adding a couple photos. I started framing a few things and found I would like to run the wall a bit higher than illustrated. I can revise if needed.
In the photos there are two piece of conduit in the space of the wall. The 1/2" piece is for ground, I intend to replace that piece of conduit and run along the wall and above my short wall. The larger piece feeds a sub-panel in the garage. I would prefer not to replace that piece but could if needed.
Can I get some thoughts on this now that is it coming together?



 
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Old 08-04-15, 07:28 PM
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Really, you could run the water lines right next to the panel if you wanted. It is not a code issue having water lines adjacent to the panel.

I would assume the water lines will be inside the wall.
 
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Old 08-05-15, 08:55 AM
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there are two piece of conduit in the space of the wall. The 1/2" piece is for ground, I intend to replace that piece of conduit and run along the wall and above my short wall.
I see a problem not related to your original question. That is a metallic conduit. If the GEC is run in a metallic conduit it must be bonded to the conduit at both ends of that conduit. It would be much simpler if you use PVC conduit when you replace it.
 
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I believe it is bonded at both ends, if I understand what "bonded means".

I assume it means not only is the wire within the conduit connected to the earth ground (water supply pipe) but the conduit too must be mechanically attached, which it is.

I do not believe PVC is allowed in my area.
 
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Old 08-05-15, 09:14 AM
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I believe it is bonded at both ends, if I understand what "bonded means".

I assume it means not only is the wire within the conduit connected to the earth ground (water supply pipe) but the conduit too must be mechanically attached, which it is.
If it is, it is fine. In the picture it didn't look to be bonded, but the picture wasn't directed at the conduit termination in the panel so it is hard to tell for sure.
 
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