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    New electrical panel location next to mop sink

    A commercial project I am working on shows a new electrical panel installation within 12" of a new mop sink. Is there a code issue with this installation?

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    As long as 110.26 is followed, there is no problem.

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    I agree with Roger.
    I can build anything you want if you draw a picture of it on the back of a big enough check.

    There's no substitute for hard work....but that doesn't mean I'm going to give up trying to find one.

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    Oh the humanity!
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    Quote Originally Posted by roger View Post
    As long as 110.26 is followed, there is no problem.

    Roger
    How about if there is an indoor fountain front of it?

    How about if it is inside of a hothouse for tropical plants with 100% humidity and 85F* or higher maintained?

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    Quote Originally Posted by barbeer View Post
    Oh the humanity!

    Yea, I can hear the it now:

    Mop sink to the shelf: "There goes the neighborhood!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by weressl View Post
    How about if there is an indoor fountain front of it?
    As long as 110.26 is followed there is no problem. (Hmmmm, I have this strange feeling of Deja Vu) :wink:

    Quote Originally Posted by weressl View Post
    How about if it is inside of a hothouse for tropical plants with 100% humidity and 85F* or higher maintained?
    I might think of using a NEMA 3R panel and some ambient corrections, but it wouldn't change anything as far as location to a mop sink is concerned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roger View Post
    As long as 110.26 is followed there is no problem. (Hmmmm, I have this strange feeling of Deja Vu) :wink:

    I might think of using a NEMA 3R panel and some ambient corrections, but it wouldn't change anything as far as location to a mop sink is concerned.

    Roger
    OK, but WHERE do you find support for this in the Code?

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    Quote Originally Posted by weressl View Post
    OK, but WHERE do you find support for this in the Code?
    The better question would be, "WHERE do you find a prohibition in the Code?"


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    Quote Originally Posted by roger View Post
    The better question would be, "WHERE do you find a prohibition in the Code?"


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    Aaaah, finally we're getting somewhere.

    This example demonstrates how the Code allows installations which present dangers as obviously as a dot on the guru's forehead, while prohibits installations that present dangers that have a chance occuring about as much as a 747 attempting to land in my office. (Ok-ok the later is not demonstrated, but easily found by even the preverbial blind man.)

    The preverbial animal being the elefant that was designed by a committee.

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