Dedicated Electrical Space 110.26 (F)(1)(a)

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fbhwt

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Comments please, drip pan is less than 24" from top of switch gear
 

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Canton

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110.26(E)(1)(b) allows this installation where protection is provided.

No it does not....110.26(E)(1)(b) allows Foreign Systems "ABOVE" the Dedicated Space. From the top of the equipment to a hight of 6' or to the structural ceiling is dedicated to the electrical equipment. That are must stay clear! ABOVE that Dedicated Space you can put a drip pan or whatever else:thumbsup:
 

kwired

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No it does not....110.26(E)(1)(b) allows Foreign Systems "ABOVE" the Dedicated Space. From the top of the equipment to a hight of 6' or to the structural ceiling is dedicated to the electrical equipment. That are must stay clear! ABOVE that Dedicated Space you can put a drip pan or whatever else:thumbsup:
I second that.
 

fbhwt

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No it does not....110.26(E)(1)(b) allows Foreign Systems "ABOVE" the Dedicated Space. From the top of the equipment to a hight of 6' or to the structural ceiling is dedicated to the electrical equipment. That are must stay clear! ABOVE that Dedicated Space you can put a drip pan or whatever else:thumbsup:

That is correct, it is allowed above the dedicated space.
 

fbhwt

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Input and output

Input and output

I wonder if the drain size is sufficient?
 

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fbhwt

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Appears to be code compliant.

90.1 Purpose.
(A) Practical Safeguarding. The purpose of this Code is
the practical safeguarding of persons and property from
hazards arising from the use of electricity.

What appears to be code compliant? Practical safeguarding would be following "this code" being 110.26(F)(1)(a)
 

jxofaltrds

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What appears to be code compliant? Practical safeguarding would be following "this code" being 110.26(F)(1)(a)

If you mean: (please highlight the applicable violation)

(E) Dedicated Equipment Space. All switchboards, panelboards,
and motor control centers shall be located in dedicated
spaces and protected from damage.
Exception: Control equipment that by its very nature or
because of other rules of the Code must be adjacent to or
within sight of its operating machinery shall be permitted
in those locations.
(1) Indoor. Indoor installations shall comply with
110.26(E)(1)(a) through (E)(1)(d).
(a) Dedicated Electrical Space. The space equal to the
width and depth of the equipment and extending from the
floor to a height of 1.8 m (6 ft) above the equipment or to
the structural ceiling, whichever is lower, shall be dedicated
to the electrical installation. No piping, ducts, leak protection
apparatus, or other equipment foreign to the electrical
installation shall be located in this zone.
 

Canton

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The plumbing is still in the 6 foot space regardless of the drip pan, so neither the drip pan nor the plumbing are allowed.

Both plumbing and drip pan need to go. If you want to ruffle sombodies feathers tell the inspector and point it out.:angel:
 

fbhwt

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If you mean: (please highlight the applicable violation)

(E) Dedicated Equipment Space. All switchboards, panelboards,
and motor control centers shall be located in dedicated
spaces and protected from damage.
Exception: Control equipment that by its very nature or
because of other rules of the Code must be adjacent to or
within sight of its operating machinery shall be permitted
in those locations.
(1) Indoor. Indoor installations shall comply with
110.26(E)(1)(a) through (E)(1)(d).
(a) Dedicated Electrical Space. The space equal to the
width and depth of the equipment and extending from the
floor to a height of 1.8 m (6 ft) above the equipment or to
the structural ceiling, whichever is lower, shall be dedicated
to the electrical installation. No piping, ducts, leak protection
apparatus, or other equipment foreign to the electrical
installation shall be located in this zone.

This building was constructed under the 2008 code, and says the same thing as (110.26(E)(1)(a)
 

fbhwt

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Both plumbing and drip pan need to go. If you want to ruffle sombodies feathers tell the inspector and point it out.:angel:

Agreed! I'm a professional feather ruffler also, I'm trying to hone my communication skills, could I get some examples on how one would express their concern over this obvious over site of the National Electrical Code.
 

jxofaltrds

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The plumbing is still in the 6 foot space regardless of the drip pan, so neither the drip pan nor the plumbing are allowed.

Where in the OP does it state that it is 'in' the 6' space?

Both plumbing and drip pan need to go. If you want to ruffle sombodies feathers tell the inspector and point it out.:angel:

This building was constructed under the 2008 code, and says the same thing as (110.26(E)(1)(a)

Agreed! I'm a professional feather ruffler also, I'm trying to hone my communication skills, could I get some examples on how one would express their concern over this obvious over site of the National Electrical Code.

So I can't have a laundry room above my panel in my home? BTW I did just that.

90.1 Purpose.
(A) Practical Safeguarding. The purpose of this Code is
the practical safeguarding of persons and property from
hazards arising from the use of electricity.
 

don_resqcapt19

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Where in the OP does it state that it is 'in' the 6' space?
See the picture in post #1.
So I can't have a laundry room above my panel in my home? BTW I did just that.
If the panel is surface mount and there is plumbing piping above the panel, then you have a code violation.

90.1 Purpose.
(A) Practical Safeguarding. The purpose of this Code is the practical safeguarding of persons and property from hazards arising from the use of electricity.
That states the purpose of the code, but does not give permission to violate any of the specific sections found in the code.
 
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