Panel Access; and what is a ...

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200A subpanelboard {which shall have a shunt trip main for un-Code reasons....}

L&I {WA AHJ} says it can not be in a space under an extended porch because of a 6'6" headroom access rule. That's some minor unhappyness, but more importantly it brings up another issue.

There's a box with controls for the sliding floor that was planned to be under that porch as well. The question that comes up is: does the Code and its accessibility rules cover such a box? It does have internal fuses for the floor's pumps & motors. And if so, what if the box has cordage and a Twistlock, vs. wired to the panelboard? I've been told in years past that "Once it's got a cord..." the Code stops there.
 
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