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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbqranch View Post
    To make the 30 inch opening, though, the door should be a 2868. That would be nominally 32 inches wide, leaving plenty of room for the stops and hinges.
    Would it not have to be 2872, or some similar designation that assures 72 inches of height while standing in the doorway?

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    68 refers to 6 foot 8 inches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charlie b View Post
    Would it not have to be 2872, or some similar designation that assures 72 inches of height while standing in the doorway?

    72 inches (6ft) is not a standard residential door height. Save for a repurposed attic room for the college kid who moved back with mom and dad.

    The 2872 is a door chart for door hangers.
    2872 is equal to 32 inches wide by 7 ft 2 inches high.

    28 is 2 ft 8 inches while 72 is 7 ft 2 inches.

    Think rebar chart.
    Construction steel workers call the sizes in whole numbers.
    Sizes are in eighth of an inch increments (eg #3 is 3/8, #5 is 5/8. . .#8 is 8/8 0r 1 )

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    Quote Originally Posted by myspark View Post
    Sizes are in eighth of an inch increments
    Just like fluorescent tubes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbqranch View Post
    The door is designated as 2668. If that were inches, then it would only be 5 foot 8 inches tall, rather than 6 foot 8 inches. To make the 30 inch opening, though, the door should be a 2868. That would be nominally 32 inches wide, leaving plenty of room for the stops and hinges.

    I agree a 20 door is 2'0" or 24" so a 2668 is a 2'6" x 6'8" or 30" x 80". Given that and assuming that is in front of the panel then IMO the install is compliant
    They say I shot a man named Gray and took his wife to Italy
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    I wouldn't let you install it in a closet. Even if you call it a wiring closet. Then every one with a panel in a closet can sat that's a wiring closet

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    well.....i suppose i'm a 'closet spark' then....

    today's gem...>





    ~RJ~

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    Quote Originally Posted by romex jockey View Post
    today's gem...>
    Wow.
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    It's my daily dose from the 'land code forgot' Larry.....~RJ~

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    Quote Originally Posted by romex jockey View Post
    It's my daily dose from the 'land code forgot' Larry.....~RJ~
    Yeah that would not fly around here. Violation for sure
    They say I shot a man named Gray and took his wife to Italy
    She inherited a million bucks and when she died it came to me
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