I am saying yes, to me no different than in a closet or similar.
Just make sure the door can open fully and might want to label it
Excellent, thank you
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I am not an electrician or anywhere verbed in NEC
Just makes sense
Go to Mike Holts Code Forum (internet) and ask the question. Good question that others might have interest in.
It appears from the picture that the required clear working space required in 110.26 has been violated. A door is permitted, but the requirements in Article 110 still apply.
We can't see the entire door in the picture. No measurements have been provided.
You can have a door. It must be at least:
and be able to open 90-degrees (again - can't tell this for sure based on the picture provided). Basically, I agree with Brian. It appears that the working clearances have been violated. And the door may not open all the way.
Thank you to everyone for your input. I think we'll just remove the door to
eliminate any possibility of being in violation.
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The panel would still be in violation, as 312.3 would require the panel to be flush with the finished surface or project therefrom.
There are 2 options for NEC compliance.
1. Install the panelboard so it is flush with the finished combustible surface. (312.2)
2. Re-model the wall so there is an equipment room to contain the panel. There has to be a dedicated equipment space in addition to the required clear working space.
The space by it's very nature can be "dedicated equipment space." See 110.26(E)(1)(a).
He just needs a big enough door; it must be at least:
and be able to open 90-degrees.
and it is compliant.
So how much more access / panel door opening, etc do you get by removing the door???
No additional access. The door opens slightly more than 90 degrees, so it doesn't present an obstacle in accessing the panel.
Well here is a lively disscussion about your door:::
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