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Old 3/19/10, 2:16 PM
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What is the minimum height that a service panel should be installed off the floor. Thanks!



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Old 3/19/10, 2:20 PM
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No minimum.

Only a maximum for main disconnect operating handle.



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Old 3/19/10, 3:50 PM
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Thanks! I knew the maximum, I could not find anything on the minimum. I have never seen a panel mounted that low in a garage before.



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Handicap accessible.
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What is the minimum height that a service panel should be installed off the floor. Thanks!

Keep in mind that, no matter how low the box is located, there must still be a minimum of 6'6" of headroom in front of it. A shelf or other obstruction over this panel would be a violation.
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Old 3/19/10, 4:24 PM
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Keep in mind that, no matter how low the box is located, there must still be 6'6" of headroom and 36" in front of it. A shelf or other obstruction over this panel would be a violation.
That what you meant Jim.?
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Correct, nothing above



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I think it should be high enough so the family dog can't lift his leg on it....



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Perhaps a special CMI forum is in order.
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Just remember...their is a minimum when it comes to mobile homes. No less than 24" from the bottom of the distribution panel to the floor level of the mobile home [550.11(A)] and when outside 24" from finish grade or working platform[550.32(F)].

So those that inspect mobile homes.....you DO have a minimum height requirement to be aware of....normal dwellings.....not an issue.



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Old 3/20/10, 11:16 AM
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Thanks! Paul



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