Does 6 inch in NFPA 79 188.8.131.52 apply to only above & below electrical panel OR can the 6 inch rule be applied to left & right of the electrical panel? Thanks in advance.
My interpretation is that as long as you can open the cover or panels 90 degress per 184.108.40.206 and are provided with the working space depth as table per 220.127.116.11 the space along the sides is unlimited.
Thanks for the reply donald.adams!
A follow up question...
18.104.22.168 in NFPA79 requires minimum 30" working space in front of the control cabinet (or the width of the opening -whichever is greater). If a 6" protrusion comes into the 30" working space (on the right side of the control cabinet and the entire height of the control cabinet) -does this violate 22.214.171.124? Assume the 30" working space cannot be shifted. Thanks in advance for reading and your input!
Actually, depending your location. Electrical code requires 1 meter clear access in front of electrical panels.
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