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    You make the call: NEC 110.26

    Do you think that this installation (all new) with the natural gas line run below the main panel to be a violation of 110.26(F)(1)(a) OR would you say it is acceptable under 110.26(F)(1)(b) ?

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    "Workspace" is measured from the FACE of the panel. Therefor, the entire wall face is outside the working space. There is no violation, since that is a surface mounted panel.

    Had the panel been flush mounted there would be a violation.

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    I say violation of 110.26(F)(1)(a). 110.26(F)(1)(b) simply states that foriegn systems are allowed ABOVE the dedicated space if adequate protection is provided for the electrical equipment below (i.e. leak protection).

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    Violation,above and below panel are dedicated electrical space 110.26(f)(1).
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    Quote Originally Posted by renosteinke View Post
    "Workspace" is measured from the FACE of the panel. Therefor, the entire wall face is outside the working space. There is no violation, since that is a surface mounted panel.

    Had the panel been flush mounted there would be a violation.
    Can you specify a code section for that please?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ivsenroute View Post
    Do you think that this installation (all new) with the natural gas line run below the main panel to be a violation of 110.26(F)(1)(a) OR would you say it is acceptable under 110.26(F)(1)(b) ?

    Yes I do think it is a violation.

    It is the same violation that occurs each time a panel is mounted flush in a wall with a bottom plate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ivsenroute View Post
    Can you specify a code section for that please?
    Maybe this?

    110.26(1) Depth of Working Space. The depth of the working
    space in the direction of live parts shall not be less than that
    specified in Table 110.26(A)(1) unless the requirements of
    110.26(A)(1)(a), (A)(1)(b), or (A)(1)(c) are met. Distances
    shall be measured from the exposed live parts or from the
    enclosure or opening if the live parts are enclosed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by renosteinke View Post
    "Workspace" is measured from the FACE of the panel. Therefor, the entire wall face is outside the working space. There is no violation, since that is a surface mounted panel.

    Had the panel been flush mounted there would be a violation.
    The question has nothing to do with workspace, it has to do with Dedicated Equipment Space.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iwire View Post
    The question has nothing to do with workspace, it has to do with Dedicated Equipment Space.
    Agree
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    Quote Originally Posted by iwire View Post
    The question has nothing to do with workspace, it has to do with Dedicated Equipment Space.
    Quote Originally Posted by ivsenroute View Post
    Agree
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