Area in front of panel


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Old 05-25-16, 10:14 AM
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Area in front of panel

When we had our water softener installed the brine tank was put almost directly in front of our electric panel. I was able to wire all my new circuits into the panel without any problems as this tank is only about waste high and slightly to the right so it is not exactly blocking access, however I have my rough electric inspection tomorrow and am worried the inspector will want it moved.... even though I never put it there. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
 
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Old 05-25-16, 10:37 AM
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Please post a picture so we can see what you see. http://www.doityourself.com/forum/li...rt-images.html
 
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Old 05-25-16, 11:43 AM
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Waste high? How often do you get rid of your waste?

The space in front of an electrical panel must be a minimum of 36 inches wide (not necessarily centered) and 36 inches deep. In Washington state the required depth is 48 inches to accommodate our larger waists.
 
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Old 05-25-16, 12:11 PM
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consider the area the size of a refridgerator from floor to ceiling,nothing can be in the space above that is not electrically related, it should be the installer responsibility to make it right,I'll bet that was the place that took the least amount of work for him to install it.
 
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Old 05-25-16, 01:02 PM
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Here it is. I think it is pretty easy to move.. its just one small hose going to it.

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Old 05-25-16, 01:32 PM
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Solved the problem... just moved the tank to the right in the picture.. in front of the other tank. Now there is a good few feet in front of the panel.
 
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Old 05-25-16, 02:03 PM
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Good that you could solve it. You perhaps should inform the company's manager of the installers error so we can give his employee more training.
 
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Old 05-25-16, 05:14 PM
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We're you able to get 36" of depth from the face of the panel?
 
 

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