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briand92

06:41PM | 10/09/03
Member Since: 03/09/03
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I would like to finish a room in my basement and make it a bedroom. I understand that an egress window is required by code for the room to be considered a bedroom. Are there other codes that would be required before the room could officially be considered a bedroom? One specific question I have is, can the electric service panel be in the bedroom? If so do I need to cover it with some kind of locked cabinet?

Thanks,

Brian

plumber Tom

07:50PM | 10/09/03
Member Since: 05/10/03
801 lifetime posts
Brian...Seems like there is a code for everything. Electrical service panels are out of my league, however they are required at least 4' off the floor. I doubt your young children could reach that height, but with kids you never know.
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