garage sub panel location

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Old 11-17-18, 12:21 PM
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garage sub panel location

Hi, I am installing a sub panel in my garage. I've read conflicting rules about sub panel locations. I have 2 prefered locations for one in my garage. On Mike Holts site I saw a diagram stating 15" from the center line to each side needs to be obstruction free. Power wiil come in bottom of panel via 2" pvc conduit. Is there any convience related problems with these locations that I may be overlooking

First location is between the garage doors.

The other ( prefered) is on a 4' span wall. Entrance door is on the right side of panel. The door hinge is on the panel side the door could potentially swing in front of panel.

Are these location acceptable?
 
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Old 11-17-18, 02:18 PM
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Yiu need 30 inches side to side but it does not need to be centered. You must have 36" in front of the panel. Is this a detached garage?
 
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Yes detached garage. 30" side to side is total, correct? So if I put a 3 sided box around the panel it would be 30" wide x 36" deep, correct? Plenty of room in front. The entrance door doesn't matter?
 
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I would not put it between the garage doors. I would think the rails might be considered an obstruction. Where you have it to the left of the man door is a better place all around.
 
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I too go with the wall option. I too consider the rails to be in the workspace.

Mike Holts diagram should say 30 inches total, not centered on panel. The panel can be all the way at the edge of the 30 inches. The panel door needs to open at least 90 degrees.
 
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Thanks for the input. Next to the man door it is.
 
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