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    110.26 "other equipment associated with the electrical installation"

    NEC 110.26(B)(3) "Within the height requirements of this section, other equipment that is associated with the electrical installation is located above or below the electrical equipment shall be permitted to extend not more than 6 in. beyond the front of the electrical equipment."

    The Handbook commentary states: "...110.26(A)(3) permits electrical equipment located above or below other electrical equipment to extend into the working space not more than 6 inches."

    The Handbook commentary specifically states the other equipment must be electrical itself while the code doesn't specifically state that. So in my situation...we have a water heater with a disconnect directly above it. The piping sticks out 4 inches beyond the front of the disconnect. Prior to making someone move it I wanted to get some feed back on this as it's not clear to me. The piping is "associated" in that it's for the water heater the disconnect is supplying and one wouldn't be there without the other.

    So do you think this piping falls under "other equipment that is associated with the electrical installation..."?
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    #2
    I think the bigger problem is that flexible cord going from the disconnects to the heaters.

    If you want to give the plumbers some grief about something make them change that.

    -Hal

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      #3
      Originally posted by hbiss View Post
      I think the bigger problem is that flexible cord going from the disconnects to the heaters.

      If you want to give the plumbers some grief about something make them change that.

      -Hal
      Already on the list 😉

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        #4
        The perspective of this photo is not giving me the information I would need in order to answer your question. Do you have a photo taken from directly in front? My question is whether the piping is entirely to the left (far side from this photo's perspective) of the disconnect switch, or whether it passes under the switch.
        Charles E. Beck, P.E., Seattle
        Comments based on 2017 NEC unless otherwise noted.

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          #5
          Originally posted by charlie b View Post
          The perspective of this photo is not giving me the information I would need in order to answer your question. Do you have a photo taken from directly in front? My question is whether the piping is entirely to the left (far side from this photo's perspective) of the disconnect switch, or whether it passes under the switch.
          Hopefully this helps.
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            #6
            Originally posted by xguard View Post
            Hopefully this helps.
            Okay for me to post this on our Facebook page for a "violations" post? - Brian House

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              #7
              Originally posted by xguard View Post
              Hopefully this helps.
              It does.
              [LIST=1][*]The white boxes underneath the two switches: Not a problem.
              [*]The vertical pipes to the left of the right-hand switch: Not a problem.
              [*]The vertical pipes on either side of the left-hand switch: Would not be a problem if there is 30 inches between them. Otherwise: violation.
              [*]The horizontal pipes that stick out from underneath the white boxes and travel some distance from the wall before eventually meeting and turning upwards: Definitely a violation. They are within the space that is required to be reserved for working clearance. Even if they are no more than 6 inches away from the plane of the front of the switch, it is still a violation, as they are not associated with the switches.
              [*]Oh by the way, the stuff stored in front of the switches: Violation.
              [/LIST]

              Charles E. Beck, P.E., Seattle
              Comments based on 2017 NEC unless otherwise noted.

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                #8
                The black cords have nice drip loops...

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                  #9
                  Thanks!

                  Originally posted by charlie b View Post
                  It does.[LIST=1][*]The white boxes underneath the two switches: Not a problem.
                  [*]The vertical pipes to the left of the right-hand switch: Not a problem.
                  [*]The vertical pipes on either side of the left-hand switch: Would not be a problem if there is 30 inches between them. Otherwise: violation.
                  [*]The horizontal pipes that stick out from underneath the white boxes and travel some distance from the wall before eventually meeting and turning upwards: Definitely a violation. They are within the space that is required to be reserved for working clearance. Even if they are no more than 6 inches away from the plane of the front of the switch, it is still a violation, as they are not associated with the switches.
                  [*]Oh by the way, the stuff stored in front of the switches: Violation.
                  [/LIST]

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                    #10
                    HA! Nothing but the best for us

                    Originally posted by PaulMmn View Post
                    The black cords have nice drip loops...

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by charlie b View Post
                      It does.[LIST=1][*]The white boxes underneath the two switches: Not a problem.
                      [*]The vertical pipes to the left of the right-hand switch: Not a problem.
                      [*]The vertical pipes on either side of the left-hand switch: Would not be a problem if there is 30 inches between them. Otherwise: violation.
                      [*]The horizontal pipes that stick out from underneath the white boxes and travel some distance from the wall before eventually meeting and turning upwards: Definitely a violation. They are within the space that is required to be reserved for working clearance. Even if they are no more than 6 inches away from the plane of the front of the switch, it is still a violation, as they are not associated with the switches.
                      [*]Oh by the way, the stuff stored in front of the switches: Violation.
                      [/LIST]

                      Are the disconnects mounted to high as well? I don't see any eyelets on the handles.

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